Amy Ogan, an assistant professor in the HCII and an educational technologist, is fascinated by researching ways to make learning more engaging, effective and enjoyable. Ogan is also a recent recipient of the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship, a global fellowship program for the research on child and youth development.
Learning Sciences and Technologies
Our Connection Machines project investigates nonverbal and verbal behaviors of two partners in a conversation setting in the context of rapport. We have collected data on teenagers conducting a peer tutoring task in linear algebra. We are currently investigating nonverbal behaviors, such as smile, gaze, prosody and pitch, and verbal content, such as second person pronoun use, of the participants in the dialogue.Enabling Technologies Learning Sciences and Technologies articulab.justinecassell.com/projects/rapport.html Faculty
The AdaptErrEx project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, has developed materials to support learning of decimals through erroneous examples. The main goals are to support deeper, more robust learning and to improve error-detection skills. All the materials developed on the AdaptErrEx project will eventually be freely available through MathTutor, a website that helps middle school students learn math.Learning Sciences and Technologies cs.cmu.edu/~bmclaren/projects/AdaptErrEx Faculty
In this project, we aim to address the systematically-reduced standardized test scores of African American students compared to their Euro-American peers by using virtual peer technology to understand the role of dialect, and more broadly, cultural congruence, on students's performance, and to help students achieve in the classroom.Education Learning Sciences and Technologies Societal Problems articulab.justinecassell.com/projects/alex.html Faculty
Working and living internationally can be a rewarding but difficult experience. This project investigates how people gain intercultural competence while developing technology to support the learning experience. We are currently developing a system to help new international teaching assistants allow for increased and equitable discussion in the recitation sections they lead. For many ITAs, discussion has not been a part of their previous school experience.Education Learning Sciences and Technologies Faculty
If Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) are the democratizing educational innovation that many claim them to be, then why do the largest proportion of MOOC learners hold a college degree or higher and live in the world’s most developed countries?Education Learning Sciences and Technologies Faculty
The LASAD project is focused on helping students learn to argue, debate and think critically by working collaboratively on a webpage that allows creation and extension of a graphical argument.