Conducting Video Research in the Learning Sciences: Guidance on Selection, Analysis, Technology, and Ethics
This work addresses 4 challenges for scientists who collect and use video records to conduct research in and on complex learning environments, and investigates how to encourage broad video sharing and reuse while adequately protecting the rights of research participants who are recorded.
Computational Thinking in K–12
Jeannette Wing’s influential article on computational thinking 6 years ago argued for adding this new competency to every child’s analytical ability as a vital ingredient of science, technology,…
Changing how and what children learn in school with computer-based technologies.
It is concluded that further research is needed to identify the uses that most effectively support learning and the conditions required for successful implementation of these uses.
Addressing the Challenges of Inquiry-Based Learning Through Technology and Curriculum Design
A design history covering 4 generations of software and curriculum is presented to show how these challenges arise in classrooms and how the design strategies respond to them.
The Social and Technological Dimensions of Scaffolding and Related Theoretical Concepts for Learning, Education, and Human Activity
- R. Pea
- EducationThe Journal of the Learning Sciences
- 1 July 2004
I amperhapsnot theonlyonewhofeels that theconceptof scaffoldinghasbecomeso broad in its meanings in the field of educational research and the learning sciences that it has become unclear in its…
Media use, face-to-face communication, media multitasking, and social well-being among 8- to 12-year-old girls.
This study introduced both a more granular measure of media multitasking and a new comparative measure ofMedia use versus time spent in face-to-face communication, and hypothesize possible causes for these relationships, call for research designs to address causality, and outline possible implications for the social well-being of younger adolescents.
Beyond Amplification : Using the Computer to Reorganize Mental Functioning
- R. Pea
Computers are classically viewed as amplifiers of cognition. A n alternative conceptualization is offered of computer as reorganizer of mental functioning. Software analyses illuminate the advantages…
One-to-One Technology-Enhanced Learning: an Opportunity for Global Research Collaboration
- T. Chan, J. Roschelle, H. Hoppe
- Computer ScienceResearch and Practice in Technology Enhanced…
- 1 March 2006
It is seen that ready-to-hand access creates the potential for a new phase in the evolution of technology-enhanced learning, characterized by "seamless learning spaces" and marked by continuity of the learning experience across different scenarios (or environments), and emerging from the availability of one device or more per student ("one- to-one").
Language-Independent Conceptual “Bugs” in Novice Programming
- R. Pea
- 1 February 1986
It is suggested that these classes of conceptual bugs are rooted in a “superbug,” the default strategy that there is a hidden mind somewhere in the programming language that has intelligent interpretive powers.
Designing for deeper learning in a blended computer science course for middle school students
Empirical investigations revealed that students in both studies achieved substantial learning gains in algorithmic thinking skills, were able to transfer their learning from Scratch to a text-based programming context, and achieved significant growth toward a more mature understanding of computing as a discipline.