Category Archives: CFLT-DIP

DIP: Graphical Model Construction by System Decomposition: Increasing the Utility of Algebra Story Problem Solving

9/1/16-8/31/19 PIs: Kurt VanLehn, Jon Wetzel, Fabio Augusto Milner Arizona State University Award Details This project studies a new genre of learning technology that may remove a notorious bottleneck in STEM education: mathematical model construction. These days, computers can solve complex mathematical problems, but humans must still define the problem for the computer, which is […]

DIP: Improving Collaborative Learning in Engineering Classes Through Integrated Tools

9/1/16-8/31/20 PIs: Emma Mercier, Luc Paquette University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Award Details This project is focused on the teaching of collaborative problem solving activities in introductory engineering courses and builds on a prior project to design tools for collaborative sketching in these courses. The project is based on a recognition of the importance of […]

DIP: Game-based Assessment and Support of STEM-related Competencies

PIs: Valerie Shute, Russell Almond, Fengfeng Ke Florida State University Award Details Well-designed educational games represent a promising technology for increasing students interest in and learning of STEM topics such as physics. This project will research how to optimally combine and embed dynamic assessment and adaptive learning supports within an engaging game design to build […]

DIP: Collaborative Research: Interactive Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (iSTEP)

PIs: Noel Enyedy, Carlos Wagmister, Jeffrey Burke, UCLA (Award Details) Joshua Danish, Indiana University (Award Details) The iSTEP project addresses a basic research question by exploring the role of the body and physical activity in learning through the design of a new genre of developmentally appropriate learning technologies for young children. There is increasing recognition […]

DIP: Next Generation WeatherBlur: Expanding Non-Hierarchical Online Learning Community Models for Citizen Science

PIs: Ruth Kermish-Allen, Karen Peterman, Christine Bevc Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance Award Details This project is building and studying a new type of online learning community. The WeatherBlur community allows kids, teachers, scientists, fishermen/fisherwomen, and community members to learn and do science together related to the local impacts of weather and climate on their […]

DIP: Data Science Games – Student Immersion in Data Science Using Games for Learning in the Common Online Data Analysis Platform

PIs: William Finzer, Timothy Erickson, Frieda Reichsman, Michelle Wilkerson-Jerde Concord Consortium Award Details This project refines and studies technology for ‘data science games’: essentially, a game is embedded in a data analysis environment, in which the game can only be ‘won’ by doing data modeling. Research will examine how students learn to analyze and model […]

DIP: Digital Studios for Social Innovation Networks

PIs: Elizabeth Gerber, Matthew Easterday Northwestern University Award Details This proposal studies how virtual design studios can be used to support networks of people learning how to become the civic innovators of the future. Supporting learning from design and complex problem solving activities includes providing support for successfully solving problems and achieving goals as well […]

DIP: Collaborative Research: CRAFT: An Online Learning Platform for Scaffolding the Crowd Feedback Loop for Design Innovation Education

PIs: Steven Dow, University of California-San Diego (Award Details) Brian Bailey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Award Details) Elizabeth Gerber, Northwestern University (Award Details) Educating the next generation of design innovators is essential for ensuring U.S. economic and social prosperity. To prepare students for this critical work, design innovation instructors rely on project-based learning where […]

DIP: Collaborative Research: STEM Literacy through Infographics

PIs: Joseph Polman and Engida Gebre, University of Colorado at Boulder (Award Details) Andee Rubin, TERC Inc (Award Details) Cynthia Graville, Saint Louis University (Award Details) An important issue in education is helping youth make sense of the scientific, technological, socio-scientific, and health data that is available. Technology exists for creating infographics to help others […]