Projects

Digital Learning and Educational Technology Research Projects

We have multiple ongoing research projects. Please navigate to the corresponding project page for more information. 

Current Projects

CA project

Conversational Agents for Young Learners

Explore two educational applications of conversational agents, including audio storybooks to promote early literacy skills and science videos to foster scientific thinking.

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Investigating Virtual Learning Environments

Explore the effects of different types of virtual learning environments on teaching and learning processes, outcomes, and attitudes toward STEM in higher education.

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Digital Scaffolding for English Language Arts

Examine the efficacy of Visual Syntactic Text Formatting (VSTF) on reading and writing outcomes

Computational thinking for ELL students from diverse background

CONECTAR: Collaborative Network of Educators for Computational Thinking for All Research

We collaborate with university and K-12 researchers and practitioners to promote computational thinking for students in grades three through

Computer-science-education

CS1C@OC: Building a Local Area Network of Computer Science Teachers

Increase in-service teachers’ CS content knowledge and their competence and confidence in evidence-based pedagogical practices for teaching CS to diverse learners

DIGICOM

Integrating Digital Storytelling in Classrooms

We collaborate with DIGICOM, a non-profit education organization in Palm Springs, CA, to develop professional development curriculum for teachers in PSUSD to use digital storytelling in classrooms.

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Virtual Inclusion via Telepresence Robots

Investigate how telepresence robots are used in classrooms by home-bound students, their teachers, and classmates.

Cloud-Based Writing in K-12 Schools

Using collaborative writing on Google Docs to facilitate literacy learning in k-12

Corpus

Corpora Use in Second Language Learning

Examine the effect of corpora use on second language vocabulary learning.

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Distance and Blended Education in Developing Countries

 

Build a quantitative model to investigate how social engagement, online learning behavior, and student demographics may predict student persistence and performance in online courses

For more information about the Research Projects at Digital Learning Lab Please