Education

Educational Design Framework for a Web-Based Interface to Visualise Authentic Cosmological “Big Data” in High... Abstract
The changing landscape of science and science education has provided an impetus to re-imagine how science can be taught in schools. The dawn of the Big Data era, especially in astronomy, and the notion of “Science as Practice” are ...
Breaking Barriers: Evaluating a Pilot STEM Intervention for Latinx Children of Spanish-Speaking Families Abstract
STEM achievement gaps between Latinx and their non-Hispanic White (NHW) counterparts emerge in early childhood and persist through adulthood. Culturally relevant STEM interventions can help counter some of the Latinx higher attrition rates in STEM, especially if they are ...
Studying the effect of redundancy in a virtual reality classroom Abstract
Redundancy effect has been investigated in many controlled experimental studies, however, it is seldom investigated whether the same redundant material may cause different results in classroom, which is a major learning place for students. Considering that it is not ...
“Feeling like a Scientist”: Factors Affecting Students’ Selections of Technology Tools in the Science Classroom Abstract
This research looked at the choices that children make in the classroom when offered manual and technological options to measure scientific variables. Over 170 school children were involved in science lessons designed in collaboration with school teachers and the ...
An online collaborative peer-assessment approach to strengthening pre-service teachers’ digital content development competence and higher-order... Abstract
The competences of making good use of digital information and technology as well as making critical judgments and communicating with others have been considered as important educational objectives, in particular, for teacher education. Peer assessment is a frequently adopted ...
Approaches to illuminate content-specific gameplay decisions using open-ended game data Abstract
Games can be rich environments for learning and can elicit evidence of students’ conceptual understanding and inquiry processes. Illuminating students’ content-specific gameplay decisions, or methods of completing game tasks related to a certain domain, requires a context that is ...
How MIT OpenCourseWare became an educational resource to millions around the world
How MIT OpenCourseWare became an educational resource to millions around the world “It is typical of our faculty to come up with something as bold and innovative as this," said then-MIT president Charles Vest at a special gathering of community members and press in April 2001. “OpenCourseWare looks counterintuitive in a market-driven ...
Transitioning to remote learning: Lessons from supporting K‐12 teachers through a MOOC Abstract
The recent face‐to‐face school closures due to COVID‐19 pushed teachers to quickly move their instruction online and support their students remotely. Whilst there has been a considerable push for technology integration in schools in recent years, there has been ...
School of Engineering welcomes new faculty
School of Engineering welcomes new faculty The School of Engineering is welcoming 15 new faculty members to its departments, institutes, labs, and centers. With research and teaching activities ranging from the development of robotics and AI technologies to the modeling and optimization of renewable energy systems, they ...
Debugging by design: A constructionist approach to high school students' crafting and coding of electronic... Abstract
Much attention in constructionism has focused on designing tools and activities that support learners in designing fully finished and functional applications and artefacts to be shared with others. But helping students learn to debug their applications often takes on ...
Relationships between Facial Expressions, Prior Knowledge, and Multiple Representations: a Case of Conceptual Change for... Abstract
Kinematics is an important but challenging area in physics. In previously published works of the current research project, it was revealed that there is a significant relationship between facial microexpression states (FMES) changes and conceptual conflict-induced conceptual change. Consequently, ...
To prove or improve, that is the question: the resurgence of comparative, confounded research between... Abstract
Between 2010 and 2019, ETR&D experienced increased publication of a specific type of research that does not provide useful knowledge to the instructional design field. This type of research is research to prove, which entails pitting an incumbent, “traditional” ...
Automated Scoring of Chinese Grades 7–9 Students’ Competence in Interpreting and Arguing from Evidence Abstract
Assessing scientific argumentation is one of main challenges in science education. Constructed-response (CR) items can be used to measure the coherence of student ideas and inform science instruction on argumentation. Published research on automated scoring of CR items has ...
Machine Learning-Enabled Automated Feedback: Supporting Students’ Revision of Scientific Arguments Based on Data Drawn from... Abstract
A design study was conducted to test a machine learning (ML)-enabled automated feedback system developed to support students’ revision of scientific arguments using data from published sources and simulations. This paper focuses on three simulation-based scientific argumentation tasks called ...
Connecting history with the present moment
Connecting history with the present moment In spring 2020, as people all over the world confronted the daily reality of living through the Covid-19 pandemic, many wondered how previous generations of humans navigated similar crises. At MIT, an interdisciplinary team of humanistic faculty decided to explore ...
Learners and learning contexts: international perspectives on new alignments for the digital age Abstract
Twelve papers representing 59 authors from 16 different nations are included in this special issue addressing the theme of ‘Learners and Learning Contexts: International Perspectives on New Alignments for the Digital Age’. Collectively, the papers represent a synthesis of ...
MIT graduate engineering, business, economics programs ranked highly by U.S. News for 2022
MIT graduate engineering, business, economics programs ranked highly by U.S. News for 2022 MIT’s graduate program in engineering has again earned a No. 1 spot in U.S. News and Word Report’s annual rankings, a place it has held since 1990, when the magazine first ranked such programs.
The MIT Sloan School of Management ...
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