Explore

The CIRCLS Explore section highlights the main themes emerging in computing and the learning sciences. Resources, including external primers, reading lists, reports, tips, and videos are located in this section. Please also visit the Rapid Community Report ISLS Repository.

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Responsible AI: Bridging From Ethics to Practice

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Recommendations for increasing the benefits of artificial intelligence technologies.

Recruiting Participants for Large-Scale Random Assignment Experiments in School Settings

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Recruitment is a key challenge for researchers conducting any large school-based study. Random assignment

Beyond Transcripts and GPAs: An NSF Workshop on Digital Micro-credentials for Use in College Admissions

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The “Micro-Credentials as Evidence for College Readiness” NSF-supported workshop was held at the University

Primer: Remote Labs

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Labs are widely considered to be essential to learning science and engineering, because labs

Primer: Design-Based Implementation Research

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For innovative educational programs, products, and policies to be implemented successfully across diverse settings,

Robots, Young Children, & Alternative Input Methods

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Research and development of social robotic applications for young children have been growing rapidly

Assessing Collaborative Processes via Instrumented Working Spaces

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We report outcomes from the Working Group on Instrumented Learning Spaces (WGILS), a two-day

Reading List: AI and Education Policy

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A reading list compiled by CIRCLS’ AI and Education Policy Expertise Exchange, which convened

Fairness in Artificial Intelligence Program Webinar

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July 6, 2021: Fairness in Artificial Intelligence Program Webinar

Reading List: Brain Computer Interfaces for Education

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In the following reading list, you’ll find popular science and academic articles that provide

CIRCLS Videos at the 2021 STEM for ALL Video Showcase

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Check these videos out and share your thoughts in the STEM for ALL Video

NSF 101: Five tips for your Broader Impacts statement

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Explore the five tips from NSF to help you write your Broader Impacts statement.

Educators, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Learning Series Videos

Eduators, Artificial Intelligence, and the future of Learning
Watch the recordings of the three Educators, AI, and the Future of Learning Webinars.

NSF Webinar for Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Quantum Education and Workforce Development

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Advancing Quantum Education and Workforce Development Webinar April 27, 2021 at 1-2:30 pm ET

STEM for ALL Multiplex Videos – Ambitious Mashups of Technology and Learning – 2020 Playlist

STEM for ALL Multiplex Videos - Ambitious Mashups of Technology and Learning - 2020 Playlist
These videos, first presented at annual, STEM for All Video Showcase events, highlight the

Embodied Design for Mathematical Imagination and Cognition

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Embodied Mathematical Imagination and Cognition is an emerging theoretical framework that seeks to explain

U is a beautiful shape for your journal article. Version 2.0

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U is a beautiful shape for your journal article. Version 2.0

How to Host Successful Virtual Scientific Advisory Boards

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How to Host Successful Virtual Scientific Advisory Boards

NSF 101: Five tips on how to work with an NSF program officer

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Explore the five tips from NSF program officers to help you work with them.

Facial Recognition Technologies in the Wild: A Call for a Federal Office

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In recent years, facial recognition technologies (FRTs) have experienced enormous growth and rapid deployment.

How Might Digital Micro-Credentials Help Youth Aspiring to Go to College?

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The Informal Ed to Higher Ed workshop focused on how digital micro-credentials earned in

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Learning, Teaching, and Education

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Learning, Teaching, and Education
This report describes the current state of the art in artificial intelligence (AI) and

Journals: What We’re Reading and Where We’re Publishing

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An interdisciplinary list of publications that reflects the richness of the CIRCLS members’ interests

Machine Learning for Education Videos

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Neural Information Processing Society (NEURIPS) hosted a workshop to explore how advances in machine

Artificial Intelligence in Education: Promises and Implications for Teaching and learning

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CIRCLS features relevant primers found in the literature. We welcome new primers on similar

Reflections on redesigning a museum-based maker program for clubs in autism inclusion middle schools

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A multidisciplinary panel was assembled to review and reflect on the design of an

The Pedagogical Agent in Online Learning

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This paper describes the impact of the degrees of realism (unrealistic, moderately realistic and

Facial Recognition Technologies: A Primer

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This primer presents background on Facial Recognition Technologies (FRTs) and is written for a

How a New Focus for Learning Analytics Could Transform the Relationship Between Learning and Employment

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Based on an NSF-funded workshop, we discuss learning analytics goals and research priorities for

Weaving the Fabric of Adaptive STEM Learning Environments Across Domains and Settings

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This report reflects on an open-invitation design workshop designed to construct needed new collaborations

Distributed Collaboration in STEM-Rich Project-Based Learning

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This report discusses outcomes from a workshop focused on distributed collaboration of K16 STEM

Open Access Readings on the Learning Sciences

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Learning sciences research investigates the process of learning in realistic settings. Explore the reading

Epistemic Cognition

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Epistemic Cognition is thinking about what and how we know, including the ways in

NSF Prospective Program Officers Webinar

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Watch the Webinar Passcode: .kcr0Zt4 Read the transcript Watch the NSF Research on Learning

Educating Critical Thinkers: The Role of Epistemic Cognition

Educating Critical Thinkers: The Role of Epistemic Cognition
When students learn how to use evidence-based reasoning to build knowledge that is convincing

AI and the Future of Learning: Expert Panel Report

AI and the Future of Learning: Expert Panel Report
Download the report (PDF)AI and the Future of Learning View Nov. 16, 2020 Webinar

STEM Multiplex for All, Ambitious Mashups Highlights

STEM Multiplex for All, Ambitious Mashups Highlights
The Multiplex is an online, free, interactive platform featuring over 800 short videos that

Practicing Connections: A Framework to Guide Instructional Design for Developing Understanding in Complex Domains

Practicing Connections: A Framework to Guide Instructional Design for Developing Understanding in Complex Domains
Research suggests that expert understanding is characterized by coherent mental representations featuring a high

Cyberlearning Workshop Reports: Principles for the Design of Digital STEM Learning Environments

Cyberlearning Workshop Reports: Principles for the Design of Digital STEM Learning Environments
Download the report: Emerging Directions from the Workshop Leaders Summit (PDF) White papers on

Ambitious Mashups: Reflections on a Decade of Cyberlearning Research

Ambitious Mashups: Reflections on a Decade of Cyberlearning Research
Download the Report (PDF) Visit the Report Website Overview This report reflects on progress

Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning With Technology

Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning With Technology
Download the Report (PDF) Read the Executive Summary Watch the STEM Showcase Video Authors

A Review of Fundamentals and Influential Factors of Artificial Intelligence

A Review of Fundamentals and Influential Factors of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a trend that is currently leading to controversial discussions.

Algorithmic Fairness in Education

Algorithmic Fairness in Education
Data-driven predictive models are increasingly used in education to support students, instructors, and administrators.

Mining Big Data in Education: Affordances and Challenges

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The emergence of big data in educational contexts has led to new data-driven approaches

Open Access Readings on the Learning Sciences

Open Access Readings on the Learning Sciences
Check out these free, open access, high quality resources on the learning sciences.

Self-Regulated Learning

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Encourage Self-regulated Learning in the Classroom by Sharon Zumbrunn, Joseph Tadlock, and Elizabeth Danielle