Tag Archives: Informal learning

EXP: Bridging Learning in Urban Extended Spaces (BLUES) 2.0

9/1/16-8/31/18 PIs: Rogers Hall, Andrew Hostetler, David Owens Vanderbilt University Award Details This EXP project will continue collaborations (begun under an EAGER award) among learning sciences researchers, exhibit designers, and curators in library and museum organizations with extensive cultural heritage collections, and community organizations serving the regional area of Nashville. The goal is to develop […]

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Virtual STEM Buddies for Personalized Learning Experiences in Free Choice Informal Learning Settings

PIs: Kyle Johnsen, University of Georgia Research Foundation (Award Details) Karen Kelly, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta (Award Details) Elizabeth DiSalvo, Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Award Details) This project investigates how to provide customized instructional scaffolding to young kids to learn science in unstructured, out-of-school environments. The innovation is in using ‘virtual STEM buddies’ (VSBs), […]

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 […]

RAPID: Learning in the Making: Leveraging Technologies for Impact

PIs: Erica Halverson, Kimberly Sheridan University of Wisconsin-Madison Award Details The practices of critique and portfolio creation are crucial to successful learning from design and making. Critique involves carefully describing the properties of one’s work, analyzing how the properties function together, envisioning other possible approaches and solutions, evaluating what has been done and which next […]

Badge-Based STEM Assessment: Current Terrain and the Road Ahead

PIs: Michelle Riconscente, Margaret Honey New York Hall of Science Award Details The New York Hall of Science proposes a two-pronged workshop project that will: (1) conduct a study of and develop a draft report on the topic of STEM badges including conceptualizations, rationale, systems, key contributors and challenges and opportunities for STEM-related badges; and […]

CI-TEAM Demo: Environmental CyberCitizens: Engaging Citizen Scientists in Global Environmental Change through Crowdsensing and Visualization

PIs: Alex Mayer, Robert Pastel, Charles Wallace, Shawn Opplige, Richard Donovan Michigan Technological University Award Details This demonstration project is creating and evaluating a set of activities aimed at preparing a diverse science and engineering workforce with cyberinfrastructure knowledge and skills. A multidisciplinary team of faculty and undergraduate students is collaborating with citizen scientist end […]

EXP: Transforming World Language Education using Social Robotics

PI: William Johnson, Kino Coursey Alelo Award Details This Cyberlearning Exploration Project explores the potential for social robotics to transform foreign-language learning. The social robot being developed in this project is designed to act as a language partner for students learning a foreign language, in this case those learning Chinese. It augments classroom instruction, providing […]

EXP: Digital Lofts: Online Learning Environments for Real-World Innovation

PIs: Matthew Easterday, Elizabeth Gerber Northwestern University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education EXP project, researchers focus on developing the civic innovators of the future. To become civic innovators, learners must gain experience tackling complex, ill-structures design challenges that are not easily solved by a single individual within a fixed time frame. Such education […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: WeatherBlur

PIs: Ruth Kermish-Allen, Heather Deese, Anne Bardaglio, Karen Peterman Island Institute Award Details) The PIs are studying and refining use of infrastructure support for an online learning community that engages local students, teachers, fishermen, and scientists in rural communities in a non-hierarchical learning environment. The team is testing the efficacy of and refining an online […]