Tag Archives: Making learning tangible

EXP: BodyVis: Advancing New Science Learning and Inquiry Experiences via Custom Designed Wearable On-Body Sensing and Visualization

PIs: Jon Froehlich, Tamara Clegg University of Maryland College Park Award Details As technologies become smaller and more portable, the possibility of wearable computing becomes more and more realistic. This proposal takes advantage of this possibility to help elementary school aged children learn about anatomy and physiology by making clothing with sensors and displays to […]

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 […]

EAGER: Paper Mechatronics: Creating High-Low Tech Design Kits to Promote Engineering Education

PIs: Sherry Hsi, Michael Eisenberg, Nikolaus Correll University of California-Berkeley Award Details In this Cyberlearning EAGER project, the project team is developing foundations for using “paper mechatronics” as a learning technology. Paper mechatronics makes possible a craft-oriented approach to engineering and computing education that integrates key concepts from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control systems, and […]

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 […]

EAGER: Infusing Learning Sciences Research into Digital Fabrication and Making in Education

PI: Paulo Blikstein Stanford University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education EAGER project, the PI proposes a research program and set of events for educators, policy makers, students, designers, researchers, and makers to present, discuss, investigate, and learn about digital fabrication in education. Digital fabrication and “making” is a new chapter in the process […]

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: “Earthquake Rebuild” – Mathematical Thinking and Learning via Architectural Design and Modeling

PIs: Fengfeng Ke, Matthew Ventura, Valerie Shute, Kathleen Clark, Gordon Erlebacher Florida State University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education Exploration project, the PIs investigate how to help middle schoolers simultaneously develop mathematics understanding, mathematics skill, and mathematics disposition. They are taking design-based pedagogical approach, having students practice the math they are learning through […]

DIP: Collaborative Research: Mixed-Reality Labs: Integrating Sensors and Simulations to Improve Learning

PIs: Charles Xie, Concord Consortium (Award Details) Jennifer Chiu, University of Virginia (Award Details) This collaborative project is investigating the characteristics of a mixed-reality learning environment that combines the rich context and multi-sensory experiences of a physical lab with the interactive simulations of a virtual lab. The hybrid environment integrates sensors and simulations to bring […]

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 […]