PIER People In The News
December 11, 2015
PIER alumnus Nathan VanHoudnos receives IES Honors
Pictured here receiving award from Thomas Brock, Director of IES.
Each year, IES recognizes an outstanding fellow from its Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences for academic accomplishments and contributions to education research. The 2014 winner, Dr. Nathan VanHoudnos completed his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University and wrote his dissertation on the efficacy of the Hedges Correction for unmodeled clustering. Nathan is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. In this blog, Nathan provides insights on becoming an education researcher and on research study design.
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September 14, 2015
Martina Rau won the best paper award during The 6th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2013).
Samantha Finkelstein won the best paper award during The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013).
Yanjin Long won the best student paper award during The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013).
Martina Rau and Erik Harpstead received an honorable mention for best paper during The 2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
In a new paper published in Science, Carnegie Mellon University's David Klahr and Jamie Jirout and Illinois State University's Corinne Zimmerman use psychology research to outline ways to advance the science of science instruction.
HCII’s Lomas Wins Grand Prize in $100K Challenge
Derek Lomas, a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, won the $50,000 grand prize in the $100K Challenge, a competition sponsored by Marvell Technology Group to inspire and reward innovative new educational apps for tablet computers. Marvell announced the prize Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
U.S. Department of Education Releases Teaching Guide for Fractions
Developed by CMU Cognitive Psychologist Robert Siegler
The U.S. Department of Education has released a new guide, "Developing Effective Fractions Instruction," created by Carnegie Mellon University Professor Robert Siegler (right) and a panel of experts. The guide presents five recommendations for educators to improve the understanding of fractions for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Child's 'Mental Number Line' Affects Memory for Numbers.
Science Daily Article
First-year HCII graduate student Martina Rau wins the Best Student Paper Award at the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2009, which was held in Brighton, UK, July 6-10. Her paper, entitled "Intelligent tutoring systems with multiple representations and self-explanation prompts support learning of fractions," was co-authored with Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel.
Carnegie Mellon University Professor Robert Siegler Receives $10 Million Government Grant To Fund Mathematics Research Center. CMU Press Release
Robert Siegler was elected to the National Academy of Education for his exemplary work in educational research and policy development. NAEd NEWSLETTER
Honourable Mention (1 of 2) for Conference Best Paper, 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2009
Educational Software Features that Encourage and Discourage 'Gaming the System'
Ryan Baker, Adriana de Carvalho, Jay Raspat, Vincent Aleven, Albert Corbett and Ken Koedinger
Honorable Mention Student Paper Award at 3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, awarded to Ayorkor Mills-Tettey co-author includes PIER Steering Committee member Jack Mostow.
Mills-Tettey, A., Mostow, J., Dias, M. B., Sweet, T. M., Belousov, S. M., Dias, M. F., & Gong, H. Improving Child Literacy in Africa: Experiments with an Automated Reading Tutor.
Vincent Aleven recieves Cognition and Student Learning Prize (sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences), Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci2008
Best Paper Award at the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems.
Beck, J. E., Chang, K.-m., Mostow, J., & Corbett, A. Does help help? Introducing the Bayesian Evaluation and Assessment methodology.
Ben Shih Wins EDM'08 Best Paper
Shih, B., Koedinger, K., and Scheines, R. A Response Time Model for Bottom-Out Hints as Worked Examples. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining, 2008, p. 117-126.
Kids' board games help to build math skills, study finds
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