Current Research Projects (Details)

SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY LEARNING USING SOCIAL MEDIA – SINQ (2012 – present)
Exploratory field study on the development and implementation of a prototype web application that utilizes social participation to guide learners through the science inquiry process

Citations

  • Gubbels, M., Yip, J.C., Kim, J., & Ahn, J. (2013, February) Science INQuiry. In Proceedings of the iConference 2013, Ft. Worth, TX.
    [Finalist – Best Social Media Expo Project Award]
  • Clegg, T., Yip, J.C., Ahn, J., Bonsignore, E., Gubbels, M., Lewettis, B. & Rhodes, E. (in press). When face-to-face fails: Opportunities for social media to foster collaborative learning. In Proceedings of the Tenth Computer Supported Collaboration Learning Conference (CSCL 2013).

DESIGNING VIDEO GAMES FOR MUSEUM ENVIRONMENTS (2011 – present)
Description: Exploratory field study funded by NSF seed grant at the St. Louis Science Center on how to develop and implement video games for museum environments

Citations

  • Pending

HOW ADOLESCENTS SEARCH (2011 – present)
Description: Field study funded by Google to examine how children and adolescents conduct Internet searches

Citations:

  • Foss, E., Hutchinson, H., Druin, A., Yip, J., Ford, W., & Golub, E. (2013). How adolescents search the Internet: Search roles and adult stakeholders. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(1), 173-189.

KITCHEN CHEMISTRY (2011 – present)
Description: Development of a life-relevant learning environment to promote designing investigations and support learners’ personal goals in science.

Citations

  • Yip, J.C., Clegg, T.L., Bonsignore, E., Gelderblom, H., Lewites, B., Guha, M.L., & Druin, A. (2012, July). Kitchen Chemistry: Supporting learners’ decisions in science. Tenth International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS). Sydney, Australia.
  • Clegg, T.L., Bonsignore, E., Yip, J.C., Gelderblom, H., Kuhn. A., Valenstein, T. & Druin, A. (2012, June). Technology for promoting scientific practice and personal meaning in life-relevant learning. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC). Breman, Germany.
  • Yip, J.C., Clegg, T.L., Druin, A., Guha, M.L., Golub, E., Bonsignore, E., Foss, E., & Walsh, G. (2012, May). Kitchen Chemistry: Supporting learners’ decisions in science. Proceedings of the Teachers College Educational Technology Conference 2012 (TCETC). New York City, NY.

KIDSTEAM (2010 – present)
Description: Member of participatory co-design team partnering children, researchers and design collaborators on the development of technologies at the Human-Computer Interaction Lab.

Citations:

  • Walsh, G., Foss, E., Yip, J. & Druin, A. (2013). FACIT PD: A framework for analysis and creation of intergenerational techniques for participatory design. In Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013). New York, NY: ACM.
  • Yip, J.C., Foss, E, & Guha, M.L. (2012, October). Co-designing with adolescents. Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Technology for Teens Workshop at NordiCHI. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Yip, J.C., Clegg, T.L., Druin, A., Guha, M.L., Golub, E., Bonsignore, E., Foss, E., & Walsh, G. (2012, May). Kitchen Chemistry: Supporting learners’ decisions in science. In Proceedings of the Teachers College Educational Technology Conference 2012 (TCETC) (pp. 82 – 84). New York City, NY: Teachers College.
  • Walsh, G., Druin, A., Guha, M.L., Bonsignore, E., Foss, E., Yip, J., Golub, E., Clegg, T., Brown, Q., & Brewer, R. (2012, June). DisCo: A co-design online tool for asynchronous distributed child and adult design partners. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC). Breman, Germany

THE CONNECTED CHEMISTRY CURRICULUM (2007 – 2012)
Description: Create and evaluate the efficacy of comprehensive computer-based curriculum for improving learning, student achievement, and pedagogy in high school chemistry classrooms.

Citations:

  • Ryan, S., Yip, J.C., Stieff, M. & Druin, A. (in press). Cooperative inquiry as communities of practice. In Proceedings of the Tenth Computer Supported Collaboration Learning Conference (CSCL 2013). 
  • Stieff, M., Nighelli, T., Yip, J., Ryan, S., & Berry, A. (2012) The Connected Chemistry Curriculum (Vol. 1-9). Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Stieff, M., Yip, J., & Ryu, M. (Submitted) Speaking across levels—teacher and student discourse practices in the chemistry classroom.
  • Yip, J. C., Jaber, L. Z., & Stieff, M. (2011, April). Examining changes in students’ coordination of  verbal and pictorial chemical representations in response to instruction. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.
  • Yip, J., & Stieff, M. (2010, May). Examining teacher decision-making during enactments of novel technology-infused curricula. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Stieff, M., Ryu, M., & Yip, J. (2009, April). Speaking across levels-teacher & student perspectives of chemistry. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

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