Category Archives: CIRCL Primer

Computational Thinking

Computational thinking (CT), a term that experienced a surge of popularity in the 2000s, refers to a broad range of mental processes that help human beings find effective methods to solve problems, design systems, understand human behavior, and leverage the power of computing to automate a wide range of intellectual processes.

Speech Technologies and Learning

The classroom learning environment is filled with speech in all forms—classroom discourse has notably been called “the language of learning.” However, learning mediated by speech remains complex and daunting to investigate at any meaningful scale.

Persistence in Education

Perseverance has become part of the everyday language of education. The misconception that intellectual power alone can enable students to succeed in school and life is giving way to a deeper understanding that attaining long-term and higher-order goals can depend so much on how people deal with inevitable obstacles, setbacks, and challenges.

Citizen Science

Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research or scientific exploration to increase scientific knowledge.

Remote Labs

Labs are widely considered to be essential to learning science and engineering. Remote labs can overcome constraints that are hard to overcome in a school lab.