Tag Archives: Informal learning

CAP: Collaborative Research: Building a Network to Advance Collaborative Research on Young Children’s Learning through Public Media Assets

Brigid Barron and Roy Pea, Stanford University (Award Details) Reed Stevens, Northwestern University (Award Details) This Cyberlearning Capacity-Building project brings together learning scientists, experts in media creation, experts in child development, producers of public media assets, parent, and educators in an effort to build social infrastructure that will support bringing what is known about how […]

EXP: Developing STEM Identities through Participation in Science-Infused Media and Virtual Peer Networks

PIs: June Ahn, Mega Subramaniam, Allison Druin, Kenneth Fleischmann University of Maryland College Park Award Details Researchers are seeking to understand the roles that school libraries, school librarians, and virtual peer networks (VPNs) can play in helping middle-school students become interested in STEM, imagine themselves in STEM careers, and see themselves as interested-in-science people. In […]

DIP: V-ICED Visually-Integrated Cyber Exploratorium for Design

PIs: Karthik Ramani, Anita Roychoudhury, Niklas Elmqvist, Lorraine Kisselburgh Purdue University The PIs are designing, deploying, and studying learning in the context of a visually-integrated cyber exploratorium for design — an infrastructure for collaborative visual design activities. The project is being carried out in the context of an undergraduate innovative design course, and the investigative […]

EXP: Exploring Augmented Reality to Improve Learning by Deaf Children in Planetariums

PIs: Michael Jones, Fred Mangrubang, Eric Hintz, Ron Proctor Brigham Young University Award Details This project is investigating the use of head-mounted augmented reality (AR) to improve learning outcomes among deaf and hard of hearing learners in situations that make learning logistically-challenging for them, specifically presentation situations where there is also some scenario that needs […]

DIP: Sustaining Ecological Communities Through Citizen Science and Online Collaboration

PIs: Rebecca Jordan, Gregory Newman, Steven Gray, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Alycia Crall Rutgers University New Brunswick Award Details This project team is investigating the interaction among citizen scientists working both with each other and with professionals, along several dimensions. The cyberlearning environment in which these interactions takes place is built on an existing cyberinfrastructure, the International […]

EXP: Developing Citizen Scientists Through Face-to-Face and Networked Learning Opportunities

PI: Brigid Barron Stanford University This research project is investigating how networked technologies can generate excitement and expertise development among middle school students learning to become citizen scientists. The investigators are partnering with “Vital Signs,” a citizen science networked system located in the State of Maine, linked statewide to schools and accessible not only to […]

EAGER: Pilot Investigation of Using Gaze in a Reading Tutor

PIs: David Mostow, Jessica Nelson-Taylor Carnegie-Mellon University The big question the PIs are addressing in this project is how to unobtrusively track silent reading of novice readers so as to be able to use an intelligent tutoring system to aid reading comprehension. This EAGER project focuses on the first steps in answering that question. This […]

EXP: Educating Teens to Understand Personal Health (GET-UP)

PIs: Cynthia Ching, J. Bruce German University of California-Davis Award Details This team is creating a new kind of video-game, one that incorporates the changing characteristics of the person playing the game into the game play itself. This provides game players (learners) with an alternate perspective on their own capabilities and the effects and impacts […]

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 […]