Tag Archives: Design-based research

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Cyber-Eye: Empowering Learning through Remote Visualizations using Unmanned Aerial Systems

PIs: Ivan Mutis, Illinois Institute of Technology (Award Details) Pasha Antonenko, University of Florida (Award Details) This project explores the possibility of using Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology to support learning in construction engineering and management courses. Today, construction projects are becoming increasingly more complex. Students can learn about how projects unfold through field trips […]

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Designing Digital Rails to Foster Scientific Curiosity around Museum Collections

PIs: Steven McGee, Michael Horn, Northwestern University (Award Details) Jaap Hoogstraten, Matt Matcuk, Field Museum of Natural History (Award Details) One of the best ways to engage people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at a young age is through informal museum experiences. Yet, the research base on understanding how learning and engagement develops […]

EXP: Partners in Learning: Building Rapport with a Virtual Peer Tutor

PIs: Justine Cassell, Louis-Philippe Morency, Amy Ogan Carnegie-Mellon University Award Details This project seeks to understand, and capitalize on, how teachers or tutors build rapport with learners by building technologies that support rapport. Research will study what rapport with learners looks like, when students deploy rapport techniques, when and how deploying rapport techniques (whether by […]

DIP: ScienceKit for ScienceEverywhere – A Seamless Scientizing Ecosystem for Raising Scientifically-Minded Children

PIs: Tamara Clegg, June Ahn, Jason Yip University of Maryland College Park Award Details Although for years researchers have believed technology could afford anytime-anywhere learning, we still don’t understand how learners behave differently across contexts, such as home, school, and in the community, and how to get youth to identify as learners across those contexts. […]

DIP: Potential for everyday learning in a virtual community: A design-based investigation

PIs: Janis Dickinson, Rhiannon Crain Cornell University Award Details This project team aims to explore how to foster learning in socially-networked communities, particularly learning that results in behavior change. Understanding how to foster such learning could have a wide variety of societal impacts, e.g., better fostering science, engineering, mathematical, or design thinking in school or […]

EAGER: Engineering Inquiry for All at Nedlam’s Workshop

PIs: R. Benjamin Shapiro, Brian Gravel, Chris Rogers Tufts University Award Details This exploratory project will research how teachers learn to adapt open-ended, self-directed, and fabrication-rich maker space pedagogy and technology to school settings in ways that are responsive to the needs and interests of the students, their families, and the surrounding community. Maker culture […]

DIP: Developing Frameworks, Tools and Social Practices to Support Effective Instructor use of Online Social Learning Networks in Blended Learning Models

PI: Nichole Pinkard, Denise Nacu DePaul University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education DIP (Development and Implementation) project, the PIs focus on understanding the kinds of tools and help for teachers that will support them as they integrate use of learning technologies into their classroom practices. There are a variety of challenges in creating […]

EXP: Learning in the Making: Studying and Designing Makerspaces

PIs: Erica Halverson, Kimberly Sheridan University of Wisconsin-Madison Award Details This project takes an ethnographic and design-based approach to understanding how and what people learn from participation in makerspaces and explores the features of those environments that can be leveraged to better promote learning. Makerspaces are physical locations where people (often families) get together to […]