Thursday, December 03, 2009

multimodal research equipment and Centres doing research into teaching & learning in the US of A

Having a look around at hardware appropriate to the multimodal research project exploring the learning of trades students. Found this article via Google scholar which is a project by Bell, Toomey, Zimmerman and Clark at the Everyday Science & Technology Group base at the University of Washington and part of the Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center.

The article also detailed their use of Inqscribe for video transcription and Atlasti for video analysis.

Further exploration of the LIFE centre reveals many areas for followup! Including the US of A National Science Foundation Science of learning centres. Which include the LIFE centre, the Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology (CELEST) , the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center for Robust Learning (PSLC) the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center (TDLC) and the Visual Language and Visual Learning Center (VL2).

All worth a look through for their work in furthering our understanding of teaching and learning both at a micro and a macro level. Resources also available via LESTER, which archives research on innovations in learning science and technology.

Also turned up the International Society of Learning Sciences which produces the Journal of Learning Sciences .

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