Tag Archives: Science learning

EXP: Inq-Blotter – A Real Time Alerting Tool to Transform Teachers’ Assessment of Science Inquiry Practices

9/1/16-8/31/18 PIs: Janice Gobert, Michael Sao Pedro Rutgers University Award Details This EXP project addresses the need for real-time diagnostic tools for teachers that can assess students’ needs, i.e. provide formative assessment, in order to improve science instruction. The project will extend, pilot, implement, and study Inq-Blotter, a scalable, web-based alerting system that enables teachers’ […]

EXP: Modeling Perceptual Fluency with Visual Representations in an Intelligent Tutoring System for Undergraduate Chemistry

9/1/16-8/31/19 PIs: Martina Rau, Xiaojin Zhu, Robert Nowak University of Wisconsin-Madison Award Details Instructors often use visuals to help students learn (e.g., pie charts of fractions, or ball-and-stick models of chemical molecules) and assume that students can quickly discern relevant information (e.g., whether or not two visuals show the same chemical) once that visual representation […]

EXP: Fostering Self-Correcting Reasoning with Reflection Systems

9/1/16-8/31/19 PI: Michael Hoffmann, Richard Catrambone, Jeremy Lingle Georgia Tech Award Details This research project is exploring how to support reasoning about wicked problems. These are societal important problems that are characterized by incomplete or contradictory knowledge, have a large body of differing opinion on the problem, have a large economic burden, and are intimately […]

EXP: Augmenting Household Technologies for Learning and Whole Family Participation: Heating and Cooling Control as an Exploratory Case

PIs: Michael Horn, Reed Stevens Northwestern University Award Details This project is exploring possibilities in promoting learning activities among urban families in the informal setting of their homes. The investigation is in the context of energy management. The PIs are building a tablet-based simulation and supporting resource materials that are being integrated with smart programmable […]

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 High School Science via Remote Online Labs

PIs: Kemi Jona, David Uttal Northwestern University Award Details The PIs seek to understand better how online remote labs can be made to function effectively in high-school science classes, especially focusing on the roles of teachers as they facilitate investigations around those labs and how to support teachers in their roles. The big research issue […]

EAGER: Foundations for Advancing Computational Thinking (FACT): Learning and Assessment through an Online Middle School Curriculum

PIs: Roy Pea, Stephen Cooper Stanford University Award Details Stanford University proposes to develop and evaluate a proof-of-concept online middle school course (with a teacher version as well) that adapts concepts from the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) curriculum, specifically algorithmic thinking and introductory programming. The project will: (1) Design and deploy an online six-week “Foundations […]

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 […]