Tag Archives: Computer-assisted assessments

EAGER: Inq-Blotter: Designing Supports for Teachers’ Real Time Instruction

8/1/19-7/31/21 PI: Janice Gobert Rutgers University New Brunswick Award Details Teachers are often frustrated because large-scale assessment data are neither timely nor adequate to understand students’ needs so they can improve science instruction. What is missing are diagnostic, real-time tools to support teachers’ practices and, in turn, students’ learning. To address this challenge, the principal […]

EAGER: Comprehension Assessment via Spoken Dialog

8/1/19-7/31/20 PI: Wayne Ward University of Colorado at Boulder Award Details My Science Tutor (MyST) is an intelligent virtual tutor for elementary school students that has been developed over the last 10 years, with over 13,000 spoken dialog sessions in 8 areas of science. Its goal is to assess student understanding of concepts rather than […]

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 […]

Badge-Based STEM Assessment: Current Terrain and the Road Ahead

PIs: Michelle Riconscente, Margaret Honey New York Hall of Science Award Details The New York Hall of Science proposes a two-pronged workshop project that will: (1) conduct a study of and develop a draft report on the topic of STEM badges including conceptualizations, rationale, systems, key contributors and challenges and opportunities for STEM-related badges; and […]

EXP: Enabling Pedagogical Communication Between Learning and Programming Environments

PI: Michael Clancy University of California-Berkeley Award Details Continuing increases in computer power have led to significant advances in iteractive software-development environments (IDEs) that aim to help programmers plan, write, test, and fix programs efficiently. Learning management systems (LMSs), which make available learning resources and activities, have similarly evolved to support good pedagogical practice, such […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: Fostering Ecologies of Online Learners through Technology Augmented Human Facilitation

PI: Carolyn Rose, Carnegie-Mellon University (Award Details) Marcela Borge, Penn State University (Award Details) This Cyberlearning: Transforming Education project brings together leading-edge researchers in computational linguistics and computer-supported collaborative learning to explore feasibility issues in designing an intelligent conversational agent that interacts with groups of learners as they are working together and provides cognitive, meta-cognitive, […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: A cyber-ensemble of inversion, immersion, collaborative workspaces, query and media-making in mathematics classrooms

PI: Eric Hamilton, Pepperdine University (Award Details) Wayne Ward, Ronald Cole, Boulder Language Technologies (Award Details) In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education EXP project, the PIs focus on designing classrooms as collaborative workspaces and learning how such learning environments can foster learning well. They are addressing these issues in high school mathematics classrooms. Learners view videos […]

BCC-SBE/EHR: Developing Community & Capacity to Measure Noncognitive Factors in Digital Learning Environments

PIs: Andrew Krumm, Britte Cheng SRI International Award Details Researchers from SRI International are building a collaborative research community to support the measurement of noncognitive factors associated with learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics using data from digital learning environments. Constructs such as engagement, grit, tenacity and perseverance are examined as they are strong […]

DIP: EMBRACEing English Language Learners with Technology

PIs: Arthur Glenberg, Erin Walker, M. Adelaida Restrepo Arizona State University In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education DIP (Development and Implementation) Project, the PIs focus on how to address the English-language learning needs of young English-language learners (ELLs). They are enhancing the Moved by Reading (MbR) computer program that has been used to increase the reading […]

EXP: “Earthquake Rebuild” – Mathematical Thinking and Learning via Architectural Design and Modeling

PIs: Fengfeng Ke, Matthew Ventura, Valerie Shute, Kathleen Clark, Gordon Erlebacher Florida State University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education Exploration project, the PIs investigate how to help middle schoolers simultaneously develop mathematics understanding, mathematics skill, and mathematics disposition. They are taking design-based pedagogical approach, having students practice the math they are learning through […]