Completed Projects


Inclusive uses of Digital Technologies for Developmentally and Linguistically Diverse Learners


Examine how digital technologies are used to engage learners as readers and writers with developmentally and linguistically diverse learners in full inclusion environments


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.


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


Corpora Use in Second Language Learning

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

Cloud-Based Writing in K-12 Schools

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


Digital Scaffolding for English Language Arts

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


Virtual Inclusion via Telepresence Robots

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


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.


Learning Processes and Outcomes in MOOCs

Investigate learning processes and outcomes in Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs).


Project SPROUT: Investigating Learning Environments in Higher Education

Examine instructional practices in large undergraduate lecture courses in STEM


From Keystrokes to Achievement Scores: The Moderating Effects of Computer Use on Writing

Analyse NAEP data to identify the impact of prior access to and use of computers on writing achievement.


Advancing the Use of Digital Museum Assets in Schools

Examine the use of Smithsonian Learning Lab in classrooms. 


Multitasking as a Collaborative System: Examining the Millennial Generation

Investigate how interactive media impacts multitasking behavior among Millennials.

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


Online Collaborative Problem Solving in Remedial College Mathematics

Examine whether small group problem solving improves student course engagement, performance, and attitude toward STEM and virtual learning in an online pre-calculus class, compared to individual problem solving.