Tag Archives: Citizen science

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: 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 […]

DIP: ScienceKit for ScienceEverywhere – A Seamless Scientizing Ecosystem for Raising Scientifically-Minded Children

PIs: Tamara Clegg, June Ahn, Jason Yip University of Maryland College Park Award Details Although for years researchers have believed technology could afford anytime-anywhere learning, we still don’t understand how learners behave differently across contexts, such as home, school, and in the community, and how to get youth to identify as learners across those contexts. […]

DIP: Potential for everyday learning in a virtual community: A design-based investigation

PIs: Janis Dickinson, Rhiannon Crain Cornell University Award Details This project team aims to explore how to foster learning in socially-networked communities, particularly learning that results in behavior change. Understanding how to foster such learning could have a wide variety of societal impacts, e.g., better fostering science, engineering, mathematical, or design thinking in school or […]

CAP: Towards Inclusive Design of Serious Games for Learning

PIs: Yasmin Kafai, Brendesha Tynes, Gabriela Richard University of Pennsylvania Award Details Serious games and games for learning are designed to foster learning or engagement with real-world events or processes or for solving complex problems. Citizen involvement in serious games and games for learning has increased exponentially in the last decade. At the same time, […]

EAGER: WeatherBlur

PI: Ruth Kermish-Allen Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance Award Details One promising approach to support learning is the use of online learning communities. Another approach is place-based education, in which people learn about concepts through their application in the places people know: their homes, towns, and regions. This project examines an existing experimental online community […]

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: Local Ground: A Contextually Grounded Approach for Learning Data Science Skills

PI: Tapan Parikh University of California-Berkeley Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education Exploration project, researchers focus on the challenge of helping students in grades 4 through 6 develop data science skills — understanding the significance of data and where it comes from, and developing capabilities involved in manipulating data and using it to draw […]

EAGER: Building Learning in Urban Extended Spaces

PIs: Rogers Hall, Kevin Leander Vanderbilt University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education-funded EAGER Project, the PIs are carrying out first steps in understanding how to use the archives of cities to draw inner-city youth into inquiry and expressive activities in the context of documenting the interesting history, geography, civics, and so on, of […]

CAP: Collaborative Research: Building a Network to Advance Collaborative Research on Young Children’s Learning through Public Media Assets

Brigid Barron and Roy Pea, Stanford University (Award Details) Reed Stevens, Northwestern University (Award Details) This Cyberlearning Capacity-Building project brings together learning scientists, experts in media creation, experts in child development, producers of public media assets, parent, and educators in an effort to build social infrastructure that will support bringing what is known about how […]