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International Journal of Designs for Learning Vol. 8, No. 2 (Nov 08, 2017)
This paper explores the development of We! Connect Cards, a card-based learning tool intended to support interpersonal relationships across various workplace and learning settings. The designed artifact is a card deck containing 60 cards with a...
Intergenerational Learning at a Nature Center: Families Using Prior Experiences and Participation Frameworks to Understand Raptors
Environmental Education Research Vol. 20, No. 2 (2014) pp. 177–201
Using a sociocultural framework to approach intergenerational learning, this inquiry examines learning processes used by families during visits to one nature center. Data were collected from videotaped observations of families participating in an...
Science Education Vol. 98, No. 6 (November 2014) pp. 1009–1032
Using families as the analytical focus, this study informs the field of informal science education with a focus on the role of prior experiences in family science conversations during nature walks at an outdoor-based nature center. Through video...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 77–83
This paper advocates for place-based education to guide research and design for mobile computers used in outdoor informal environments (e.g., backyards, nature centers and parks). By bringing together research on place-based education with research...
Socio-Technical Dimensions of an Outdoor Mobile Learning Environment: A Three-Phase Design-Based Research Investigation
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 63, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 229–255
This design-based research project examines three iterations of Tree Investigators, a learning environment designed to support science learning outdoors at an arboretum and nature center using mobile devices (iPads). Researchers coded videorecords...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 58, No. 2 (March 2014) pp. 87–92
Parents and children are rapidly adopting mobile technologies, yet designs for mobile devices that serve a communication function to connect parents to children's out-of-school time activities are limited. As a result, our team designed the...
Personalized workplace learning: An exploratory study on digital badging within a teacher professional development program
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 45, No. 6 (Nov 16, 2014) pp. 1136–1148
To provide customized workplace learning opportunities, a digital badge system was designed by a university, governmental agency and national professional association to support teachers' implementation of professional development (PD). Teacher...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 62, No. 5 (2018) pp. 509–517
The field of instructional design and technology (IDT) aims to understand the interactions occurring among people and learning resources during educational experiences to inform design. This article illustrates the utility of mobile eye-tracking for ...