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CAREER: Wearable Tutors in the Embodied Mathematics Classroom

1/6/20-3/31/22 PIs: Ivon Arroyo University of Massachusetts Amherst Award Details The role of embodiment (e.g., the use of both fine-grained and gross motor gestures) in mathematics learning for young students is well-established. With the recent success of mobile games, there is more public awareness of augmented reality – a real-time view of a physical, real-world […]

Developing Computational Thinking by Creating Multi-player Physically Active Math Games

8/1/19-7/31/22 PIs: Ivon Arroyo, Gillian Smith, Erin Ottmar Worcester Polytechnic Institute Award Details Our nation’s economy is rapidly shifting. Both educators and business leaders recognize that computational thinking (CT) is a “new basic” knowledge necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility. All students should have the opportunity to learn computational thinking in school and be […]

EXP: Augmenting a Teachable Robot with Adaptive Cognitive and Social Support

8/19/19-7/31/21 PI: Winslow Burleson University of Arizona Award Details This proposal investigates robotic teachable agents, a type of cyberlearning technology that provides cognitive and affective feedback to support students’ learning. The Tangible Activities for Geometry system (TAG) is a robotic teachable agent platform for middle school mathematics and computational thinking. Students physically engage within a […]

NSF Convergence Accelerator Expo 2020

NSF Convergence Accelerator program is hosting CA Expo 2020 on July 1-2, 2020 – a virtual meeting that provides an opportunity for all of the funded Convergence Accelerator projects in the Open Knowledge Network and AI & Future of Work/National Talent Ecosystem tracks to share information about their projects with the public. Each project will […]

NSF ECR Webinar Series

Thursdays from June 11 to July 30, 2020, 3-4 pm ET / 12-1 pm PT NSF EHR Core Research (ECR) program officers will provide an overview of the funding opportunities available in the EHR Core Research Solicitation (NSF 19-508) and answer questions from participants. Registration is required so that NSF can communicate with you before […]

Living with AI: The Human Impacts of AI

AAAS Virtual Symposium, June 11, 2020, 9:00-4:30 (EDT) Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing how we think about every aspect of our daily lives, impacting our food, health, work, and society. Public discourse often focuses on AI as‌ ‌a‌ ‌social‌ ‌good‌ ‌that‌ ‌will‌ ‌increase‌ ‌efficiency‌ ‌and‌ ‌improve‌ ‌outcomes for all,‌ without examining how racial, ethnic, […]

CIRCL Update: New NSF Opportunities & Share your #NSFStories

Dear Colleague, First, congratulations to all of you who presented your stories in the Video Showcase! Check out the 14 cyberlearning-related videos and 33 winners of Facilitator’s Choice, Public Choice, and Presenter’s Choice awards. The event drew more than 58,000 visitors from 143 countries, with more than 6,000 discussion posts exchanged. All videos are also […]

NSF Program on Fairness in AI in Collaboration with Amazon

NSF announced the 2020 continuation of its Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Amazon (FAI) on April 16 through solicitation NSF 20-566. Proposals are due on July 13, 2020 by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time. (Letters of intent are not required this year.) The program will support computational research focused on fairness […]

Cyberlearning accepting CAREER proposals

The NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) encourages eligible members of the STEM education research community to submit proposals to the NSF CAREER program. Note that while these are listed as EHR programs, technically CAREER proposals to Cyberlearning are submitted to CISE/IIS (select Cyberlearning program).