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2018 News and Events Page

News


Visiting Scholar Alba Rubio Joins the SoLET Lab
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Alba Rubio is a Teaching Assistant and Researcher at Interdisciplinary Research Structure for Reading Research (ERI-Reading), University of Valencia, Spain.


Expanding the Boundaries of Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Scotty Craig, co-director of the Advanced Distributed Learning Partnership Lab, in the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning with Art Graesser, and Ray Perez edited a special issue for the International Journal of STEM Education on Advances from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) STEM Grand Challenge: Expanding the Boundaries of Intelligent Tutoring Systems.


Exciting Hands-on Demos of Virtual Reality
Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Future of Education: Virtual and Augmented Realities (FEVAR) group held a final spring event, which included some exciting hands-on demos.


Danielle McNamara Becomes Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Danielle McNamara has been nominated and selected to become a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).


Michelene Chi Presents at the Munich, Germany Center of the Learning Sciences
Monday, March 5, 2018

Michelene (Micki) Chi was an invited keynote speaker on March 5th, 2018 at the REASON spring school in Munich, Germany to present her PAIM framework.


View Presentations from the 2018 Learning Innovation Showcase
Monday, February 12, 2018
Arizona and Ventana Ballrooms Memorial Union, Tempe Campus
Interactive presentations, collaborations, and discussions with a wide array of ASU faculty.


ASU Advanced Distributed Learning Partnership Lab Represented at I/ITSEC
Wednesday, November 20, 2017

Scotty Craig, assistant professor in the Human Systems Engineering Program within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering represented the ASU ADL Partnership Lab  (he is the co-director of the lab with Nancy Cooke) at the annual Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)


ASU Early Career Scholars of Teaching and Learning @ AERA 2018
Wednesday, November 20, 2017
Early Career Scholars of Teaching and Learning, an initiative in the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning will be well represented at the upcoming American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in New York City!


Future of Education: Virtual and Augmented Realities Group
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Mina Johnson-Glenberg (research professor in the Department of Psychology and President of the ASU spinout called Embodied Games) has initiated the Future of Education: Virtual and Augmented Realities group, a group of instructors, researchers, and graduate students at ASU dedicated to understanding the affordances of VR and AR in learning.


Professor to Present Keynote Talk in Singapore
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The National Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning hosted by the National University of Singapore, November 21 – 22, 2017, invited Michelene Chi to present a keynote talk on the "Implications of ICAP, a Theory of Student Engagement, for Technology-enhanced Practices".


Mildred Boveda Awarded Research Grant at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Mildred Boveda, a member of the Early Career Scholars of Teaching and Learning Initiative within the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning, was awarded a 2017 -18 Internal Research Grant Program through the Office of Scholarship and Innovation in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.


Melissa A. Wilson Sayers at the Genome Informatics 2017 meeting
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Melissa A. Wilson Sayers, a member of the Early Career Scholars of Teaching and Learning Initiative within the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning co-organized the Genome Informatics 2017 meeting at Cold Spring Harbor, New York.


Sohum Sohoni Papers are Presented
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Sohum Sohoni, a member of the Early Career Scholars of Teaching and Learning Initiative within the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning, has had two papers presented in October and November 2017.


Sharon O'Brien, Visiting Scholar for the Month of October
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Sharon O’Brien is associate professor at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University, Ireland and is visiting ASU for the month of October


Computer Science (CS) for AZ Summit
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Computer Science (CS) for AZ Summit which took place Saturday, August 19th was both the latest in a series of meetings of Arizona stakeholders interested in CS education, and a kind of kick-off to a formalized advocacy and policy group: CS for AZ (csforaz.org).


Advanced Distributed Learning Faculty and Students Win Award
Thursday, July 15, 2017
Scotty Craig, co-director of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative at ASU and Xiangen Hu, director of ADL at Memphis and their students, Jun Xie and Keith Shubeck, won the best poster award (best paper in the poster category) at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED).


Ying-Chih Chen Awarded Top Honor by NARST
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Ying-Chih Chen was selected for the 2017 NARST Early Career Research Award. This is an auspicious accomplishment for a member of the Early Career Scholars of Teaching and Learning (ECSTL) Initiative at ISTL.


Mai P. Trinh Wins Academy Management Award
Thursday, June 13, 2017
Mai P. Trinh, assistant professor and a member of the Early Career Scholars for the Science of Teaching and Learning initiative has two papers in a symposium entitled "High-Tech or High-Touch? Developmental Relationships in the Digital Age," which won the Best Symposium Award.


ASU Now: ASU Professor Uses Interactive Tutoring Systems
Thursday, June 15, 2017
ASU professor uses interactive tutoring systems to help improve reading skills for 8th-graders through adult learners.


New Book Due to be Published Involving ISTL Related Faculty
Monday, June 5, 2017
Rod D. Roscoe, Scotty D. Craig and Ian Douglas have edited a book titled “End-User Considerations in Educational Technology Design”. Roscoe and Craig are professors in the Human Factors Engineering program at ASU’s Polytechnic school.


Collaboration with King’s Learning Institute
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Ian Douglas met with Kelly Coate, the director of King’s Learning Institute at Kings College London to discuss potential research collaboration. In addition to Coate, he met with several of the institute’s researchers to discuss their work.


2017 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) Accepts Five Papers/posters from the Solet Lab
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Members of the SoLET Lab have recently had 5 papers/posters accepted to the 2017 AIED Conference. The conference will take place in Wuhan, China from June 28th to July 2nd, 2017. The conference is held biennially to report the best international research in the field of AI in education.


Dublin, Ireland: Kick-off for the International INTERACT Project
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Danielle McNamara recently traveled to Dublin, Ireland for the kick-off meeting for the INTERACT project, a project aiming to establish an interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international research and innovation network in Crisis Translation.


Nancy Cooke Presents at the NORDEFCO Conference and Participates in ADL Lab Directors Meeting
Tuesday, May 2 2017
Nancy Cooke the co-director of the ADL Partnership Lab presented at the Nordic Defense Cooperation's Advanced Distributed Learning Conference 2017 in Halmstad, Sweden.


American Educational Research Association Invites Award Winning Michelene Chi To Present
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
In their American Educational Research Association (AERA) Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award (2016) event, Michelene (Mick) Chi was invited to present Acquired Wisdom: Lessons Learned by Distinguished Researchers at AERA's 2017 meeting.


Danielle McNamara Participant in the 2017 International Convention of Psychological Science
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
ICPS is the culmination of efforts by Association for Psychological Science (APS) and an international network of organizations and individual scientists. Their initiative has been designed to surmount artificial disciplinary boundaries that can impede scientific progress and to highlight areas of investigation in which those boundaries have already been overcome.


Teacher-Research Partnership Opportunity
Monday, April 24, 2017
The Science of Learning and Educational Technology Lab (SoLET) directed by Danielle McNamara is looking to partner with teachers and schools on a reading and writing research project.


Michelene Chi Presenter at NARST April 24th, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Michelene (Micki) Chi will present in the plenary (fully attended) session Challenges in Learning Science Concepts alongside Stella Vosniadou at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2017 Annual International Conference.


OKED Service Award
Friday, April 14, 2017
The OKED Service awards took place on Friday, March 31st at the Memorial Union’s Arizona Ballroom to honor those who have provided their services to ASU for five to forty years.


Danielle McNamara Presenter at TEDxASU
Wednesday, March 22, /2017
Danielle McNamara, professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Senior Scientist in the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning at ASU presented at the TEDxASU event March 22nd at the Tempe Center for the Arts.


Michelene Chi Invited to Discuss Her ICAP Theory
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Michelene (Micki) Chi was invited by three universities to discuss the theme: “ICAP (Interactive — Constructive — Active — Passive): A Theoretical Framework for Active Learning to Promote Deeper Understanding.”


Colloquium Speakers on Video
Monday, February 13, 2017
The Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning is happy to announce that our colloquium speakers are now available on video. So, if you missed any presentations this year, they are still available to you online.


ASU/ADL Lab Directors Participate in the I/ITSEC Conference
Friday, February 3, 2017
Nancy Cooke and Scotty Craig, the co-directors of the ASU-ADL Partnership Lab , man the Advanced Distributed Learning contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exhibit at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).


New Partnership Lab with Advanced Distributed Learning and ISTL
Friday, February 3, 2017
ASU’s Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning has established a Partnership Lab with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative.


Michelene Chi is Awarded the Edward Lee Thorndyke Award
Thursday, February 2, /2017
Michelene (Micki) Chi, director of the Learning and Cognition Lab in ISTL, has been awarded the prestigious Edward Lee Thorndyke Lifetime Career Achievement Award for the original, and significant contributions she has made in the field of educational psychology.


Michelene Chi Becomes Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Wedensday, February 1, /2017
Michelene (Micki) Chi, director of the Learning and Cognition Lab at ISTL, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy's purpose is "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people".


Danielle McNamara Invited to Present a Colloquium in Chile
Tuesday, January 31. 2017
Danielle McNamara is the director of the Science of Learning and Educational Technology (SoLET) Lab. She is well known for her contribution to the research on reading comprehension, as is evinced in her 2007 book: Reading Comprehension Strategies: Theory, Interventions, and Technologies.


Michelene Chi Receives American Educational Research Association Award
Monday, January 30, 2017
Michelene (Micki) Chi, director of the Learning and Cognition Lab at ISTL, has received the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA).


View Presentations from the 2017 ASU Learning Innovation Showcase
Friday, January 11, 2017
The 2nd ASU Learning Innovation Showcase took place on January 11th, 2017, hosted by Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) and the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning (ISTL).


Learning Innovation Showcase
Thursday, January 28, 2016
The Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning (ISTL) in conjunction with the Office of Knowledge and Enterprise Development (OKED) successfully hosted the 1st Learning Innovation Showcase on January 28th.


2016 Colloquium Speaker Series
Friday, January 27, 2017
Research Findings from ASSISTments: A Collaboration of Multiple Universities to make Learning Research Easier Neil Heffernan Director, Learning Sciences and Technologies.


Upcoming Events


Next Meeting of the Future of Education: Virtual and Augmented Realities (FEVAR) Group
Thursday, September 27, 2018

4:00 — 5:00 p.m., Payne Hall Results Room 129. Tempe Campus


Past Events


FEVAR Group Presentation: The History and Future VR/AR in Education and Training
Thursday, April 26, 2018 (4:00 to 5:00 p.m.)
Payne Hall, Results Room 129, Tempe Campus
Ian Douglas, executive director, Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning


Making Sense of Complex Data in Online Educational Systems
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (11:00 a.m. to Noon)
Payne Hall, Room 129, Tempe Campus
Shaghayegh (Sherry) Sahebi, assistant professor, Computer Science Department, University at Albany-SUNY


How 10 Years of Education Research Revealed My 40 Years of Bad Assumptions
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.)
Payne Hall, Results Room 129, Tempe Campus
David E. Pritchard, Cecil and Ida Green Professor Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Developing E-Learning to Improve Public Health: A Design Based Research Initiative at the World Health Organization
Monday, February 26, 2018 (11:00 a.m. to Noon)
Payne Hall, Results Room 129, Tempe Campus
Thomas C. Reeves (Tom), professor emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology in the College of Education at The University of Georgia


FEVAR Group Presentation: Guided Discovery in Virtual Worlds
Thursday, February 22, 2018 (4:00 to 5:00 p.m.)
Payne Hall, Results Room 129, Tempe Campus
Ariel Anbar, President's Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration


2018 Learning Innovation Showcase
Monday, February 12, 2018 (11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Arizona and Ventana Ballrooms Memorial Union, Tempe Campus
Interactive presentations, collaborations, and discussions with a wide array of ASU faculty.


FEVAR Group Presentation: Engaging News Consumers with Immersive VR
Thursday, January 25, 2018 (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Retha Hill, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication


FEVAR Group Presentation: Where VR Meets AR
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Chuck Kazilek, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Office of University Provost


FEVAR Group Presentation: Introductions and Design Considerations for Education in VR
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 p.m.
Mina Johnson-Glenberg, research professor in the Department of Psychology


Computer Science (CS) for AZ Summit
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:30 am to 12:00 p.m.
ASU faculty and special guests attended and presented at the Computer Science for Arizona (CS for AZ) Summit kick off Saturday, August 19th from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m in Payne Hall Results Room 129, Tempe Campus.


More Than Just an Inter-“face:” Designing Virtual Humans for Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Amy Baylor, program officer with the National Science Foundation shared results of studies that simulate the social aspects of teaching and learning with virtual humans as pedagogical agents.


Stealth Assessment in Video Games
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Val Shute, professor in the Instructional Systems Program at Florida State University, spoke about the power of gaming to support learning with the use of stealth assessment techniques.


View Presentations from the 2017 Learning Innovation Showcase
Monday, January 2, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
View abstracts, posters and videos from the 2017 Learning Innovation Showcase.


Assessing Reading for Understanding: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Results
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
John Sabatini, from the ETS Reading Research Team, with the Educational Testing Service spoke about research and development conducted as part of the Reading for Understanding (RfU) assessment project.


Research Findings from ASSISTments: A Collaboration of Multiple Universities to make Learning Research Easier
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Neil Heffernan, director, Learning Sciences and Technologies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute described a shared scientific instrument being used by multiple universities to do cognitive science research on human learning in K-12 schools.


A Vision for Future Learning Technology and Science
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sae Schatz, director, Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) discussed a vision for a future of learning ecosystem and new ways to empower quality decision-making to efficiently support ubiquitous lifelong learning.


The Digital Learning Revolution: Exploring the Gap between Rhetoric and Reality
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Mark Brown, director, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University explored the gap between the rhetoric and reality of the so-called digital learning revolution.


The Future of Educational Inequality: What Went Wrong and How Can We Fix It?
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Adam Gamoran, president, William T. Grant Foundation discussed the William T. Grant Foundation’s efforts to support research to improve the lives of young people, particularly in the domain of reducing youth inequality.


Recent Findings: Transparency in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Mary-Ann Winkelmes, coordinator, Instructional Development and Research, University of Nevada spoke about her 2015 study that identified transparent teaching about problem-centered learning.


2016 Learning Innovation Showcase
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Explore ASU's innovative work in teaching and learning, network with other faculty members, and discover new opportunities for collaboration at the inaugural Learning Innovation Showcase.