Tag Archives: Computer and information science

EXP: RUI: Exploring Spatial-Temporal Anchored Collaboration in Asynchronous Learning Experiences

PIs: Brian Dorn, Larissa Schroeder, Kevin Ball University of Nebraska at Omaha Award Details The researchers on this project are developing and studying a web-based multi-media platform that will allow special-temporal annotations intended for collaboration in post-secondary courses. The use of digital web-hosted media is becoming increasingly commonplace and important in postsecondary educational environments. Instructors […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: Fostering Ecologies of Online Learners through Technology Augmented Human Facilitation

PI: Carolyn Rose, Carnegie-Mellon University (Award Details) Marcela Borge, Penn State University (Award Details) This Cyberlearning: Transforming Education project brings together leading-edge researchers in computational linguistics and computer-supported collaborative learning to explore feasibility issues in designing an intelligent conversational agent that interacts with groups of learners as they are working together and provides cognitive, meta-cognitive, […]

DIP: Community Knowledge Construction in the Instrumented Classroom

PIs: Thomas Moher, James Slotta, Joel Brown University of Illinois at Chicago Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education DIP (Development and Implementation) project, the PIs are addressing challenges of knowledge community pedagogy, where students are given a high level of agency and responsibility for developing questions, exchanging and critiquing ideas with peers, and advancing […]

DIP: BioSim: Developing a Wearable Toolkit for Teaching Complex Science Through Embodied Play

PIs: Kylie Peppler, Armin Moczek, Joshua Danish Indiana University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education DIP (Development and Implementation) Project, the PIs focus on better promoting science learning in early elementary school (grades K-3). They focus in the discipline of life sciences, with specific focus on complex biological systems. The approach to learning about […]

EXP: Exploring the Potential of Mobile Augmented Reality for Scaffolding Historical Inquiry Learning

PIs: Doug Bowman, David Hicks, Jeffrey Ogle, David Cline Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education EXP project, researchers are addressing how and for what purposes Augmented Reality (AR) technologies can be used to support learning of critical inquiry strategies and processes; the question is being explored in the […]

EXP: Local Ground: A Contextually Grounded Approach for Learning Data Science Skills

PI: Tapan Parikh University of California-Berkeley Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education Exploration project, researchers focus on the challenge of helping students in grades 4 through 6 develop data science skills — understanding the significance of data and where it comes from, and developing capabilities involved in manipulating data and using it to draw […]

CAP: Partnerships for Indigenous Knowledge and Digital Literacies

PIs: Jon Reinhardt, Susan Penfield University of Arizona Award Details This project lays the academic foundations for collaborations between researchers and indigenous American Indian community-based language practitioners for the purpose of developing a socio-technical means of, in parallel, preserving ancient indigenous languages and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), and helping indigenous youth learn traditional languages and […]

EXP: Macro Data for Micro Learning: Developing FUN! for Automated Assessment of Computational Thinking in Scratch

PIs: Deborah Fields, Taylor Martin Utah State University Award Details This Cyberlearning: Transforming Education Exploration Project is designed to advance understanding of how to personalize feedback and advice to learners as they engage in exploratory and creative activities in constructionist technology-enhanced learning environments. During such activities, learners often engage in programming (using, e.g., Scratch, Alice) […]

EXP: Building a Learning Analytics System to Improve Student Learning and Promote Adaptive Teaching Across Multiple Domains

PIs: Marsha Lovett, Christopher Genovese Carnegie-Mellon University Award Details This PI team aims to use artificial intelligence to exploit data collected from intelligent tutoring systems to provide feedback both to students and to teachers effectively and at the right times. The team is using a new analytic approach, which introduces hierarchical modeling to learning analytics, […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: A System of Animation Gestures for Effective Teaching Avatars

PIs: Voicu Popescu, Nicoletta Adamo-Villani, Purdue University (Award Details) Susan Cook, University of Iowa (Award Details) Howard Friedman,University of California-Riverside (Award Details) This project addresses the challenge of making avatars used in tutoring systems and other learning technologies more engaging and more effective learning guides. One focus is on making the movements of an avatar […]