This website uses cookies and similar technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you accept our use of cookies and similar technologies,Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

2 years ago
I am reading James Paul Gee's book The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning recentl...
3 years ago
(Photo Credit: Climate & Urban Systems Partnership)
3 years ago
Conducting educational research on learning activities that involve physical movement is challenging as it is against the dominating school culture that discourages physical movements. Thus, it is especially exciting to learn about new research on this topic at 2017 AERA.
3 years ago
I'll be presenting research team's paper on approaches to CS Teacher education at 2017 AERA. Learn more about the presentation here, and below is the abstract:
3 years ago
Here is a very interesting, newly launched online journal Distill on machine learning research. Unlike other academic journals that provide mostly and only static knowledge in texts, figures and/or visualizations, articles in this online journal aim to
3 years ago
I'm attending the annual College and University Faculty Assembly Conference (an affiliate group of the National Council for the Social Studies) in Washington DC today. I am presenting a research paper "Global Education through Youth Virtual Media Production" at a panel session This paper was also published in the Journal of Research in Curriculum & Instruction earlier this year. unfortunately my session was the last one and there was a strong competing session at the same time so it didn't get as many people. The session went well with fresh perspectives on practices in global citizenship educ...
3 years ago
Earlier this spring we had an EdLab Seminar on robots and their potential to be the portal for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Zenbo, one of the latest family robots that will be soon available on the market, presents several interesting use cases. Zenbo reminds me of Jibo, a social robot designed by MIT professor Cynthia Breazeal. From appearance, the ...
Robots are engaging tools for helping young learners grasp the basics of computer programming. Research has shown that children who explore science and math topics at a young age are less likely to face obstacles entering technology fields; however, there still aren't that many robotics kits available to kids. Researchers from Tufts University addressed this problem by designing a robotics kit called KIWI, geared toward 4 to 7 yea...
mBot is a programmable robot that kids control through their computer or mobile device. It uses an Arduino-based board and has a graphical programming platform, mBlock, that learners use to program the robot's actions. In addition to two major motors, it's equipped with several sensors and has sound and light outputs for users to design dynamic interactions with the robot. Pros: Unlike many other educational robots that come out ...
While recent advances in robotics are improving the value of digital tutoring experiences, there are still some challenges to overcome, especially when it comes to students asking questions. This study hypothesized that designing adaptive help strategies would improve learners' approaches to asking for help and would ultimately help them learn better. It compared students’ performances with two robot tutoring groups; one had on-demand help from the...