Tag Archives: Collaborative and/or participatory learning

EXP: Students Authoring Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Constructing Models of Ill-Defined Dynamic Systems

PIs: Kurt VanLehn, Daniel Childers Arizona State University Award Details The PIs, one expert in intelligent tutoring systems, and the other an expert on ecosystems, are investigating the ways model construction can aid in the understanding of complex dynamic systems, specifically ecosystems and systems involved in sustaining life on our planet. The PIs are particularly […]

EXP: Developing STEM Identities through Participation in Science-Infused Media and Virtual Peer Networks

PIs: June Ahn, Mega Subramaniam, Allison Druin, Kenneth Fleischmann University of Maryland College Park Award Details Researchers are seeking to understand the roles that school libraries, school librarians, and virtual peer networks (VPNs) can play in helping middle-school students become interested in STEM, imagine themselves in STEM careers, and see themselves as interested-in-science people. In […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: Using Smartphone-Based Participatory Simulations to Engage Children in Scientific Thinking

PIs: Elliot Soloway, Christopher Poulsen, Michael Bailey, Joseph Krajcik University of Michigan Ann Arbor Award Details This project is investigating the potential that the combination of mobile devices and cloud computing offers to engage middle school children in scientific exploration using the same simulations and other tools that scientists employ to decompose, visualize, and understand […]

DIP: V-ICED Visually-Integrated Cyber Exploratorium for Design

PIs: Karthik Ramani, Anita Roychoudhury, Niklas Elmqvist, Lorraine Kisselburgh Purdue University The PIs are designing, deploying, and studying learning in the context of a visually-integrated cyber exploratorium for design — an infrastructure for collaborative visual design activities. The project is being carried out in the context of an undergraduate innovative design course, and the investigative […]

DIP: Interaction Research in Complex Informal Learning Environments

PIs: Stephen Uzzo, Marc Levy, Jan Plass, Eric Siegel, Margaret Honey New York Hall of Science Award Details This project brings together an interdisciplinary team of learning science researchers, game designers, game theory researchers, and environmental scientists to engage diverse audiences in the science of sustainability and sustainable development. Taking its inspiration from Buckminster Fuller’s […]

DIP: Sustaining Ecological Communities Through Citizen Science and Online Collaboration

PIs: Rebecca Jordan, Gregory Newman, Steven Gray, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Alycia Crall Rutgers University New Brunswick Award Details This project team is investigating the interaction among citizen scientists working both with each other and with professionals, along several dimensions. The cyberlearning environment in which these interactions takes place is built on an existing cyberinfrastructure, the International […]

EXP: Collaborative Infographics for Science Literacy (CISL)

PI: Joseph Polman University of Colorado at Boulder Award Details The project builds on an existing citizen journalism activity to investigate how to use collaborative critique and construction of infographics to foster high school students? science literacy and engagement. Foundations are in sociocultural approaches to human action and learning, using the notions of mediated action […]

DIP: Collaborative Research: Transforming Science Learning with an Interactive Web Environment for Data Sharing and Visualization

Fred Martin, Michelle Scribner-MacLean, University of Massachusetts Lowell (Award Details) Samuel Christy, Machine Science Inc. (Award Details) In this Cyberlearning Design and Implementation Project, the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) and a non-profit collaborator, Machine Science Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, are studying classroom implementations of a web platform that helps middle school and high school […]

EAGER: A Prototype WorldWide Telescope Visualization Lab Designed in the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment

PIs: Alyssa Goodman, Susan Sunbury Harvard University Award Details The PIs are developing and testing a prototype visualization lab designed to help middle schoolers understand why the moon appears to have phases when observed from Earth. The work is being done through a partnership between (i) astronomers who have developed the WorldWide Telescope Universe Information […]