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Computers & Education Vol. 72, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 231–248
The development of geometry knowledge requires integration of intuitive and novel concepts. While instruction may take many representational forms we argue that grounding novel information in perception and action systems in the context of...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 6 (2015) pp. 861–874
Middle school students struggle to explain thermodynamics concepts. In this study, to help students succeed, we use a natural language processing program to analyze their essays explaining the aspects of thermodynamics and provide guidance based on...
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 217–225
Citizens need the capability to conduct their own inquiry projects so that they can make sense of claims about new energy policies, health remedies, or financial opportunities. To develop the lifelong capability to grapple with these dilemmas, we...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 25, No. 4 (2016) pp. 665–681
Interpreting and creating graphs plays a critical role in scientific practice. The K-12 Next Generation Science Standards call for students to use graphs for scientific modeling, reasoning, and communication. To measure progress on this dimension,...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 20, No. 4 (2017) pp. 179–190
Physical design projects are a way to motivate and engage students in authentic science and engineering practices. Web-based tools can support design projects to ensure that students address and reflect upon critical science concepts during the...
Direct manipulation is better than passive viewing for learning anatomy in a three-dimensional virtual reality environment
Computers & Education Vol. 106, No. 1 (March 2017) pp. 150–165
With the advancement of virtual reality (VR) technologies, medical students may now study complex anatomical structures in three-dimensional (3-D) virtual environments, without relying solely upon high cost, unsustainable cadavers or animal models....
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 27, No. 4 (2017) pp. 729–757
Supporting students to revise their written explanations in science can help students to integrate disparate ideas and develop a coherent, generative account of complex scientific topics. Using natural language processing to analyze student written...