Tag Archives: Workforce

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. […]

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 […]

Cyberlearning: Sensei: High-Fidelity, Non-Invasive Classroom Sensing for Professional Development

9/1/18-8/31/21 PIs: Amy Ogan, Yuvraj Agarwal, Christopher Harrison Carnegie-Mellon University Award Details For years, research has shown that moving away from large lectures and increasing student engagement and participation in classrooms significantly improves learning. Unfortunately, professors lack quality professional development opportunities to improve their instruction, and typically receive no training on how to teach. This […]

EAGER: Discussion Tracker: Development of Human Language Technologies to Improve the Teaching of Collaborative Argumentation in High School English Classrooms

9/1/18-8/31/19 PIs: Amanda Godley, Diane Litman University of Pittsburgh Award Details Collaborative argumentation – the building of evidence-based, reasoned knowledge and solutions through dialogue – is essential to individual learning as well as group problem-solving in STEM and other disciplines and a defining characteristic of 21st century workplaces. However, teaching collaborative argumentation is an advanced […]

Signing Avatars & Immersive Learning (SAIL): Development and Testing of a Novel Embodied Learning Environment

8/1/18-7/31/20 PIs: Lorna Quandt, Melissa Malzkuhn Gallaudet University Award Details Improved resources for learning American Sign Language (ASL) are in high demand. Traditional educational materials for ASL tend to include books and videos, but there has been limited progress in using cutting-edge technologies to harness the visual-spatial nature of ASL for improved learning outcomes. Interactive […]

ROBO-VI: A Virtual-Internship-Based Hybrid Learning Technology to Prepare Traditional and Non-Traditional Students to Work with Collaborative Robots

8/15/18-7/31/21 PIs: Bilge Mutlu, Andrew Ruis, David Shaffer University of Wisconsin-Madison Award Details Collaborative robots are emerging as a new family of advanced technologies that are designed to work side-by-side with people in industrial settings. These robots can improve the productivity and flexibility in manufacturing and logistics industries, while also assisting workers in repetitive, and […]