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  • Through My Window Vignette: East Longmeadow
    Date: 07/26/2017
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    East Longmeadow implemented Through My Window in two seventh grade classrooms, each teaching different subjects—creative reading and STEAM. Students used the print and audio versions of Talk to Me, and read or listened to the book independently and together, in class and at home. They also participated in both online and offline activities that, ... »
  • Through My Window Vignette: Astoria
    Date: 07/26/2017
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    Girls met to engage with Through My Window twice each week after school. The afterschool program format provided a freer, less structured atmosphere than a classroom setting. Students extensively debated and investigated the questions and themes posed by the novel, Talk to Me. The meeting space had plenty of space for students to move around, as ... »
  • How Can an Evaluation Advisory Committee Benefit a Project? The NISE Network Example (2017)
    Date: 06/30/2017
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    If your project, large or small, needs an external review panel or evaluation advisory committee to help oversee the extent to which project impacts were achieved, one option is to create an Evaluation Committee of Visitors (COV). A COV is commonly used when a project team wants to ensure a consistent outsider lens and broader perspective. As an ... »
  • KC Empower: Universal Access to After School STEM
    Date: 11/23/2015
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    The overall purpose of the Kinetic City (KC) Empower project was to examine how informal science activities can be made accessible for students with disabilities. The premise of this project was that all students, including those with disabilities, are interested in and capable of engaging in science learning experiences, if these experiences are ... »
  • Pathway to BioTrails: DNA-Assisted Species Identification for Citizen Science: What the Project Learned About How DNA-Assisted Species Identification Might Add Value to Learning
    Date: 09/30/2015
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    In reflecting on what Pathway to Biotrails (“Biotrails”) learned about informal science learning, it is clear in hindsight that the project evolved into an exploration of how the important new technology of DNA-assisted species identification (“DNA barcoding”) might add value to learning in a variety of models for citizen science participant ... »
  • Reality-Based Interaction: A Framework for Post-WIMP Interfaces
    Date: 04/05/2008
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    We are in the midst of an explosion of emerging humancomputer interaction techniques that redefine our understanding of both computers and interaction. We propose the notion of Reality-Based Interaction (RBI) as a unifying concept that ties together a large subset of these emerging interaction styles. Based on this concept of RBI, we provide a ... »
  • Design As Exploration: Creating Interface Alternatives through Parallel Authoring and Runtime Tuning
    Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Creating multiple prototypes facilitates comparative reasoning, grounds team discussion, and enables situated exploration. However, current interface design tools focus on creating single artifacts. This paper introduces the Juxtapose code editor and runtime environment for designing multiple alternatives of both application logic and interface ... »
  • Gaining Visitor Consent for Research II: Improving the Posted-Sign Method
    Date: 04/01/2003
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    One method for studying visitors in museums is to audiotape their conversations while videotaping their behavior. Many researchers inform visitors of such recordings by posting signs in the areas under scrutiny. An earlier study tested the assumption that visitors notice, read and understand posted signs (Gutwill, 2003). Interviews revealed that ... »
  • Gaining Visitor Consent for Research: Testing the Posted-Sign Method
    Date: 07/01/2002
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    One method for studying visitors in museums is to audiotape their conversations while videotaping their behavior. Many researchers inform visitors of the recordings by posting signs in the areas under scrutiny. This study tests the assumptions underlying that method—that visitors notice, read, and understand such signs. Signs were posted at the ... »