Search results for author:"Sharona T. Levy"
Total records matched: 12 Search took: 0.244 secs
You may get more results with author:"Sharona T. Levy".
Biking with Particles: Junior Triathletes' Learning about Drafting through Exploring Agent-Based Models and Inventing New Tactics
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 18, No. 1 (July 2013) pp. 9–37
The present research addresses a curious finding: how learning physical principles enhanced athletes' biking performance but not their conceptual understanding. The study involves a model-based triathlon training program, Biking with Particles, ...
Making Sense by Building Sense: Kindergarten Children's Construction and Understanding of Adaptive Robot Behaviors
International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning Vol. 15, No. 2 (July 2010) pp. 99–127
This study explores young children's ability to construct and explain adaptive behaviors of a behaving artifact, an autonomous mobile robot with sensors. A central component of the behavior construction environment is the RoboGan software that...
Students' Learning with the Connected Chemistry (CC1) Curriculum: Navigating the Complexities of the Particulate World
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 18, No. 3 (June 2009) pp. 243–254
The focus of this study is students' learning with a Connected Chemistry unit, CC1 (denotes Connected Chemistry, chapter 1), a computer-based environment for learning the topics of gas laws and kinetic molecular theory in chemistry (Levy and...
Does It "Want" or "Was It Programmed to..."? Kindergarten Children's Explanations of an Autonomous Robot's Adaptive Functioning
International Journal of Technology and Design Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 337–359
This study investigates young children's perspectives in explaining a self-regulating mobile robot, as they learn to program its behaviors from rules. We explore their descriptions of a robot in action to determine the nature of their explanatory...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 18, No. 3 (June 2009) pp. 224–242
Connected Chemistry (named CC1 to denote Connected Chemistry Chapter 1) is a computer-based environment for learning the topics of gas laws and kinetic molecular theory in chemistry. It views chemistry from an "emergent" perspective, how macroscopic ...
Science Education Vol. 101, No. 6 (2017) pp. 985–1014
The study explores how a complexity approach empowers science learning. A complexity approach represents systems as many interacting entities. The construct of micro-macro compatibility is introduced, the degree of similarity between behaviors at...
Computers & Education Vol. 56, No. 3 (April 2011) pp. 556–573
This study lies at an intersection between advancing educational data mining methods for detecting students’ knowledge-in-action and the broader question of how conceptual and mathematical forms of knowing interact in exploring complex chemical...
Computers & Education Vol. 139, No. 1 (October 2019) pp. 65–80
What does participating as an entity in a simulation of a complex system contribute to learning? We compare the learning gains of eighth-grade students in a U.S. public school who used a Single User Participatory Simulation (SUPS) with a comparison...
Episodes to Scripts to Rules: Concrete-Abstractions in Kindergarten Children's Explanations of a Robot's Behavior
International Journal of Technology and Design Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 15–36
This study explores young children's abstraction of the rules underlying a robot's emergent behavior. The study was conducted individually with six kindergarten children, along five sessions that included description and construction tasks, ordered...
Now I know how! The learning process of medication administration among nursing students with non-immersive desktop virtual reality simulation
Computers & Education Vol. 113, No. 1 (October 2017) pp. 16–27
The purpose of this study was to create and explore an effective and accessible teaching method for the higher education of professionals requiring practical skills. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of our Pharmacology Inter-Leaved Learning...
Designing for Discovery Learning of Complexity Principles of Congestion by Driving Together in the TrafficJams Simulation
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 46, No. 1 (2018) pp. 105–132
We propose and evaluate a framework supporting collaborative discovery learning of complex systems. The framework blends five design principles: (1) individual action: amidst (2) social interactions; challenged with (3) multiple tasks; set in (4) a...
Computers & Education Vol. 127, No. 1 (December 2018) pp. 141–153
Students who are blind need access to learning materials. This study looks at the learning of science by people who are blind using a curriculum-based textbook compared to their learning using an identical curriculum integrated with the Listening-to-...