Explore

The CIRCLS Explore section highlights the main themes emerging in computing and the learning sciences. Resources, including found primers, reading lists, reports, tips, and videos are located in this section.

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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 overviews of Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI)

BPCnet Resource Portal

BPCnet Resource Portal
Diversity Drives Innovation—Take Action to Broaden Participation in Computing (BPC)

NCWIT 101: Introduction to Diversifying Undergraduate Computing Programs

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This self-guided course is designed for computing and IT faculty and administrators who are beginning work on diversifying undergraduate computing

CIRCLS Videos at the 2021 STEM for ALL Video Showcase

Creative Problem Solving in STEM in Minecraft
Check these videos out and share your thoughts in the STEM for ALL Video Showcase discussion.

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

NSF Webinar for Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Quantum Education and Workforce Development
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 "ambitious mashups" of technology and learning.

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

How to Host Successful Virtual Scientific Advisory Boards
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. Addressing the trade-offs among the risks

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 its potential impact for learning, teaching,

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 and contributions to literature.

Machine Learning for Education Videos

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Neural Information Processing Society (NEURIPS) hosted a workshop to explore how advances in machine learning could be applied to improve

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 topics, but written more specifically to

AI’s Impact on Research Virtual Forum

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The first virtual forum in a three-part series examining the impact of AI in higher ed. Wednesday, February 17 at

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis

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A weekly webinar series about good practices of learning together online Wednesdays, January 13th – April 7th 2021 – 3:00

The Pedagogical Agent in Online Learning

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This paper describes the impact of the degrees of realism (unrealistic, moderately realistic and highly realistic) of the pedagogical agent

Facial Recognition Technologies: A Primer

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This primer presents background on Facial Recognition Technologies (FRTs) and is written for a non-technical audience to increase understanding of

Open Access Readings on the Learning Sciences

Open Access Readings on the Learning Sciences
Learning sciences research investigates the process of learning in realistic settings. Explore the reading list.

Epistemic Cognition

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Epistemic Cognition is thinking about what and how we know, including the ways in which we acquire knowledge, justify, adapt,

NSF Prospective Program Officers Webinar

NSF Prospective Program Officers Webinar
Watch the Webinar Passcode: .kcr0Zt4 Read the transcript Watch the NSF Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)

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 to themselves and to others, their

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 recording and slides Artificial intelligence (AI),

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 showcase federally funded projects aimed at

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 level of connectedness.

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 each workshop are available below; see

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 from over eight years of research

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 June Ahn, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Matthew Berland,

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. However, there are concerns about the

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 to support informed decision making and

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 Roberts.