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This article reports an exploratory study of how people see and explain a prominent exhibit (Tornado) at an interactive science museum (the Exploratorium). Our data was assembled using a novel, technically mediated activity system (Video Traces) that allowed visitors to reflect with an interviewer on video records of their own visits to the exhibit. We(More)
The UCLA School of Medicine's Interactive Multi-media Exercises (IMMEX) Project began its outreach into pre-college education in the Los Angeles area in 1993. The project provides a model in which software and technology are effectively intertwined with teaching, learning, and assessment (of both students' and teachers' performances) in the classroom. The(More)
This paper uses the concept of division of labor (Strauss, 1985) to explore two design settings (a middle-school classroom and a professional architecture firm) where people use both computer and paper-based practices for designing. I report that in both settings collaborative labor is divided between designers who work on paper and draftspersons who work(More)
We conducted a year-long, naturalistic study that investigated what actually happens when children watch television. We video-recorded children's actions and interactions while watching television and simultaneously recorded the video stream from the television screen; these data were supported with parent diaries and interviews with parents and children.(More)
Educators emphasize the importance of problem solving that enables students to apply current knowledge and understanding in new ways to previously unencountered situations. Yet few methods are available to visualize and then assess such skills in a rapid and efficient way. Using a software system that can generate a picture (i.e., map) of students'(More)