Publications and Presentations

Year in and year out the staff of the Center for Educational Technologies contribute a tremendous amount of research in the fields of education and technology. Almost everyone in the organization has written or contributed to presentations detailing our work.

Here are some of the presentations and publications we did in 2012:
  • Director Chuck Wood’s new book, 21st Century Atlas of the Moon, was published in December. Written with New Zealand amateur astronomer Maurice Collins, the Atlas is based on high resolution images from an American spacecraft still orbiting the Moon. More information is on Wood's Lunar Photo of the Day website.
  • Dr. Laurie Ruberg, associate director, was lead author for an article, "Guidelines for Selecting Mobile Devices and Applications to Enhance STEM Learning," in the edited volume, Pedagogical Analyzes of Space Sciences Education Practices at NASA and the Brazilian Space Agency. Coauthors were former project associate Kendyl Morris and Wood.
  • Ruberg was lead author of an article, "A logical approach to supporting professional learning communities," in Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal. Coauthors from the Center for Educational Technologies were Dr. Meri Cummings, Dr. Debbie Piecka, Chris Ruckman, and Ralph Seward.
  • Curriculum writer Manetta Calinger completed the Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 instructor training workshop.
  • Calinger presented at several conferences: NSTA, AERA, ESSEA, and TRAM.
  • Cummings presented Robotics and STEM Badges Using NASA Content at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Francisco.
  • Cumming presented NXT Robots in Real STEM Education at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Science Teachers Association.

Piecka presented the following papers:
  • Piecka, D.C.B.P., & Calinger M. (2012, April). Incorporating a live medical simulation into a high school anatomy and physiology curriculum: Results and highlights. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Piecka, D. C. B., Calinger, M., Wood, C., Shia, J., Kudlak, L., & Tabachnick, B. G. (2012, April). Evaluation of a live high school clinical science education simulation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Piecka, D., Ruberg, L., Platt, C. A., & Hopson, R. (2012, Oct.) The interview process related to an evaluation of a mining, safety, and health project: Challenging contexts and conversations. Roundtable presentation at the annual American Evaluation Association conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • Piecka, D. C. B., Ruberg, L., Ruckman, C., & Fullwood, D. (2012). NASATalk as a discovery learning space: Self-discovery learning opportunities. In S. Hai-Jew (Ed.), Constructing self-discovery learning spaces online: Scaffolding and decision making (pp. 49-71). doi: 10.4018/978-1-61350-320-1.ch004
  • Ruberg, L., Piecka, D., & Good, T. (2012, Oct.) Identifying genuine two-way knowledge sharing in online communities. Presentation at the annual American Evaluation Association conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Wheeling Jesuit University and West Virginia University Bluestone Dam Exercise Evaluation Teams. (2012). The lakes and rivers Huntington (LRH) Bluestone Lake 2011 functional exercise after action report/improvement plan. Wheeling, WV: Wheeling Jesuit University.

Dr. Debbie Denise Reese published and presented several times:
  • Reese, D. D., Seward, R. J., Tabachnick, B. G., Hitt, B., Harrison, A., & McFarland, L. (2012). Timed Report measures learning: Game-based embedded assessment. In D. Ifenthaler, D. Eseryel, & X. Ge (Eds.), Assessment in game-based learning: Foundations, innovations, and perspectives (pp. 145-172). New York: Springer.
  • Ifenthaler, D., Eseryel, D., Ge, X., Ke, F., Warren, S., Loh, C. S., . . . Reese, D. D. (2012). Assessment in game-based learning (panel). Paper presented at the annual international convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY.
  • Reese, D. D. (2012, November). Mapping pragmatics and structure: CyGaMEs approach to instructional games with embedded assessment. Visiting Expert Panel Presentation, Center for Advanced Technology in Schools (CATS) Seminar. University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Reese, D. D., & Gobert, J. (2012). Knowledge specification: A priori requirement for effective embedded assessment. In M. Timms (Ed.), New measurement paradigms (pp. 18-32). Boston: Retrieved from CADRE (Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education) Education Development Center website: http://cadrek12.org/sites/default/files/NMP%20Report%20041412_0.pdf.
  • Hitt, B. A., & Reese, D. D. (2012, April). Knowledge discovery from Selene data. In Eric Wiebe (Chair) (Ed.), New measurement paradigms: Psychometric methods for technology-based assessments. Structured poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, BC.
  • Reese, D. D. (2012, April). Knowledge specification: A priori requirement for effective embedded assessment. In Eric Wiebe (Chair) (Ed.), New measurement paradigms: Psychometric methods for technology-based assessments. Structured poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, BC.
  • Reese, D. D. (2012, April). Assessment and design for nonobservable outcomes in games. Guest lecture, University of North Dakota Instructional Design and Technology game development class: IDT545.
  • Reese, D. D. (2012, September). Engaging gameplay and hands-on activities. Stars at Yerkes Workshop (webinar). Williams Bay, WI.
  • Reese, D. D. (2012, August). Selene and MoonGazers: Engaging gameplay and hands-on activities. Annual conference of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Chattanooga, TN.
  • Reese, D. D. (2012, April). To the Moon through game-based learning and assessment. Talk presented at the Southeast Pennsylvania American Association of Physics Teachers spring meeting, Philadelphia.
  • Reese, D. D. (2012, March). MoonWorld: Lunar geology fieldwork in a virtual world. Talk presented at the annual conference of the National Science Teachers Association, Indianapolis.
  • Reese, D. D. (2012, March). MoonGazers: CyGaMEs Selene, MoonWorld, and hands-on unit activities. Series of talks presented at the spring instructional technology training for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
  • Reese, D. D. (2012, March). Reach for the Moon: Engaging gameplay and hands-on activities. 4th Annual NASA Educator’s Workshop for STEM (NEWS). Charlotte, NC.
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