Category Archives: NSF Cyberlearning Category

Data-Driven, Human-in-the-Loop Support for Facilitating Participatory Learning Activities

9/1/18-8/30/20 PIs: Leilah Lyons, Stephen Uzzo New York Hall of Science Award Details Museums are increasingly developing digital learning experiences where visitors generate interesting usage data, but these data are rarely used to support learning. This project poses a “human-in-the-loop” model of facilitation where museum experts are provided with data visualizations and other feedback derived […]

A Remote Multimodal Learning Environment to Increase Graphical Information Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

8/15/18-7/31/21 PIs: Nicholas Giudice, Justin Dimmel, Stacy Doore University of Maine Award Details There are many limitations for students who are blind or visually impaired (BVI) in accessing complex STEM graphical information in the classroom or workplace. This longstanding problem arises due to reliance on inaccessible and outdated learning materials, the need for costly specialized […]

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Automated Instruction Assistant for Argumentative Essays

9/1/18-8/31/20 PI: Rebecca Passonneau Pennsylvania State Univ University Park Award Details Development of students’ writing skills promotes critical thinking across disciplines, and professional success. Yet the past decade of the Nation’s Report Card on students’ writing points to a long-standing crisis in writing instruction that persists through post-secondary school. Students need more instruction on how […]

Advancing the Use of Automated Dialogue Systems for Teaching Communication and Interpersonal Skills

10/1/18-9/30/20 PIs: Jonathan Gratch, Peter Kim University of Southern California Award Details This project advances the use of technology to improve worker communication and interpersonal skills. The project pursues a near-term vision that students and workers will soon be able to augment their interpersonal skills by receiving conversational practice and personalized tutorial feedback with automated […]

Designing and Evaluating a Naturalistic Platform for Collaborative Learning About Spatial Reasonings

9/1/18-8/31/21 PIs: Marcelo Worsley, David Uttal Northwestern University Award Details Spatial reasoning and computational thinking are essential knowledge for future workers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Researchers in this project will design and study an intelligent multimodal interface to support elementary and middle school students to learn these cognitive skills on a collaborative […]

ICLS 2018 Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age in ICLS Doctoral Consortium and Early Career Workshops

4/1/18-3/31/19 PI: Carolyn Rose Carnegie-Mellon University Award Details This award will support travel and registration for a Doctoral Consortium and Early Career Workshop at the annual meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, which in 2018 will be held in conjunction with the Artificial Intelligence in Education conference and the Association of Computing […]

Technology Facilitated Training for Mental Health Counseling

8/1/18-7/31/21 PIs: Vivek Srikumar, Eric Poitras, Zachary Imel, Michael Tanana University of Utah Award Details Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with mental health or substance abuse problems. While conversational interventions like psychotherapy and other forms of counseling are among the most effective treatment options available, less than half of those in need receive care. […]

Support for Doctoral Students from U.S. Universities to Attend the 11th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2018)

8/1/18-7/31/20 PIs: Neil Heffernan Worcester Polytechnic Institute Award Details This award will support 10 doctoral students from the United States to attend the 11th Educational Data Mining (EDM) conference. Scheduled events include keynote talks by world-renowned researchers, full and short oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, tutorials, interactive events, and the Doctoral Consortium (DC). The DC […]

Collaborative Research: Automatic Text-Simplification and Reading-Assistance to Support Self-Directed Learning by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Computing Workers

8/1/18-7/31/21 PIs: Wei Xu, Ohio State University (Award Details) Matt Huenerfauth, Rochester Institute of Technology (Award Details) While there is a shortage of computing and IT professionals in the U.S., there is underrepresentation of people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) in such careers. There is great diversity in the English reading skills […]

Collaborative Research: Human-Technology Partnership Supporting Career Path Exploration and Navigation

9/1/18-8/31/21 PIs: Carolyn Rose, Carnegie-Mellon University (Award Details) Jason Levin, Western Governors University (Award Details) The employment landscape is changing and expanding, creating uncertainty as individuals navigate decisions regarding career preparation and continuing education. This project develops technology to provide guidance for college students to access high quality information and guidance within a large and […]