Publications

Kamarainen, A.M., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T., Dede, C.J. (2016). EcoMOBILE – Designing for contextualized STEM learning using mobile technologies and augmented reality. Mobile Learning and STEM: Case Studies in Practice. H. Crompton & J. Traxler. Routledge. NY, NY.

Metcalf, S.J., Kamarainen, A.M., Cooke, C.B., Turkay, S., Grotzer, T.A., & Dede, C.J. (2016). Teacher Perceptions of the Practicality and Effectiveness of Immersive Ecological Simulations. Utilizing Virtual and Personal Learning Environments for Optimal Learning A.W. Cheney, A.W. & K. P. Terry. IGI Global. Hershey, PA.

Kamarainen, A.M., Bressler, D., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T. & Dede, C (2015). EcoMOBILE: Mobile technologies support student understanding of variability during collection of messy real-world data in ecosystem science. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Kamarainen, A.M., Metcalf, S.J., Grotzer, T.A., Brimhall, C., & Dede, C.J. (2016). Designing an augmented reality experience to support situated instruction about biogeochemical cycles in outdoor learning environments. International Journal of Designs for Learning . 7 (2).

Metcalf, S.J., Chen, J.A., Kamarainen, A.M., Frumin, K.M., Vickrey, T.L., Grotzer, T.A., Dede, C.J. (2014). Shifts in student motivation during usage of a Multi-User Virtual Environment for ecosystem science. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments . 5 (4),

Kamarainen, A., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T., & Dede, C.J. (accepted, in press). Exploring ecosystems from the inside: How immersion in a multi-user virtual environment supports epistemologically grounded practices in ecosystem science instruction. Journal of Science Education and Technology.

Metcalf, S.J., Chen, J.A., Kamarainen, A.M., Frumin, K.M., Vickrey, T.L., Grotzer, T.A., Dede, C.J. (accepted, in press). Shifts in student motivation during usage of a Multi-User Virtual Environment for ecosystem science. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments. (IJVPLE).

Grotzer, T.A., Powell, M. Kamarainen, A.K., Courter, C., Tutwiler, M.S., Metcalf, S. & Dede, C. (2014). Turning transfer inside out: The affordances of virtual worlds and mobile devices in real world contexts for teaching about causality across time and distance in ecosystems. Technology, Knowledge, and Learning , Vol. 19(3). Available on-line, Dec. 24, 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s10758-014-9241-5.

Chen, J.A., Metcalf, S.J., Tutwiler, M.S. (2014). Motivation and Beliefs about the Nature of Scientific Knowledge Within an Immersive Virtual Ecosystems Environment, Journal of Contemporary Educational Psychology 39 (2014) 112-123.

Metcalf, S.J., Kamarainen, A., Tutwiler, M.S., Grotzer, T.A. & Dede, C. J. (2013). Teacher perceptions of the practicality and effectiveness of immersive ecological simulations as classroom curricula. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments. 4(3), 66-77.

Grotzer, T.A., Kamarainen, A., Tutwiler, M.S, Metcalf, S, & Dede, C. (2013). Learning to reason about ecosystems dynamics over time: The challenges of an event-based causal focus. BioScience, 63(4), 288-296.

Tutwiler, M.S. & Grotzer, T. (2013). Why immersive, interactive simulation belongs in the pedagogical toolkit of “Next Generation” science: Facilitating student understanding of complex causal dynamics. In I. Saleh (Ed.) Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning, Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kamarainen, A. M., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T., Brown, A., Mazzuca, D., Tutwiler M.S. & Dede, C., (2013) EcoMOBILE: Integrating augmented reality and probeware with environmental education field trips, Computers & Education

Dede, C. Grotzer, T. A., Kamarainen, A., Metcalf, S, & Tutwiler, M. S. (2012). EcoMOBILE: Blending virtual and augmented realities for learning ecosystems science and complex causality. Journal of Immersive Education. http://JiED.org/1/1/2

Metcalf, S.J., Kamarainen, A., Tutwiler M.S., Grotzer, T.A. & Dede, C. J. (2011). Ecosystem science learning via multi-user virtual environments. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations. 3(1)86-90.

Presentations

2016

Cooke, C.B., Kamarainen, A.M., Bressler, D., Metcalf, S.J., Grotzer, T.A. & Dede, C. (2016). Collecting and interpreting highly variable real-world data using a mobile technology-enabled ecosystem science field trip. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Grotzer, T.A., Tutwiler, M.S. Kamarainen, A.M.,. Derbiszewska K.M, Metcalf, S.J., & Dede, C.J. (2016). Students’ Reasoning Tendencies about the Causal Dynamics of Ecosystems and the Impacts of MUVE vs. Non-MUVE Instructional Contexts. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Washington DC.

Kamarainen, A., Metcalf, S.J., Grotzer, T.A., Thompson, M.M., Tutwiler, M.S., & Dede, C. (2016). Supporting ecosystem science knowledge and practices using immersive virtual environments and mobile augmented reality. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Washington DC.

Kamarainen, A.M., Bressler, D., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T. & Dede, C (2015). EcoMOBILE: Mobile technologies support student understanding of variability during collection of messy real-world data in ecosystem science. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

2015

Kamarainen, A.M., Metcalf, S., Bressler, D., Grotzer, T. & Dede, C. (2015). Augmented Reality Enhanced Field Trips for Ecosystem Science. ARIS Summit. Madison, WI.

Kamarainen, A.M., Grotzer, T., Metcalf, S., Thompson, M., Tutwiler, M.S., & Dede, C. (2015). EcoMOBILE and EcoXPT: Blended Learning Across Virtual and Natural Ecosystems. National Science Foundation. Next Generation STEM Learning for All Forum. Washington DC.

Kamarainen, A.M., Metcalf, S., Thompson, M., Tutwiler, M.S., Dede, C & Grotzer, T. (2015). EcoMOBILE and EcoXPT: Real and Immersive Experiences for Learning Ecosystem Science. National Science Foundation – Next Generation STEM Learning for All Forum.. Washington, DC.

2014

Grotzer, T.A. & Blodgett, S. (2014, August). Immersive Technology for Next Generation Science: Teaching Complex Causality and Ecosystems Dynamics. Future of Learning Summer Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Metcalf, S., Kamarainen, A., Grotzer, T.A. & Dede, C. (2014, June). Collaborative hypothesis-building using immersive virtual environments for ecosystems science, International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Boulder, Colorado, June 23-27.

Kamarainen, A., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T.A. & Dede, C. (2014, June). Understanding data variability in ecosystems: Blending MUVE and mobile technologies to support reasoning with real world data, International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Boulder, Colorado, June 23-27.

Grotzer, T.A., Kamarainen, A.M., Derbiszewska, K., Powell, M., Courter, C.J., Tutwiler, M.S., Metcalf, S.J., & Dede, C.J. (2014, April). Using virtual worlds and augmented reality to teach causality across time and distance in ecosystems. American Educational Research Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. April 4, 2014.

Tutwiler, M.S. & Grotzer, T.A. (2014, April) Salience and selection: Using growth modeling to explore student causal data collection in a Multi-user Virtual Environment, American Educational Research Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. April 6, 2014.

Metcalf, S.J, Kamarainen, A.M., Grotzer, T. & Dede, C. (2014). Complementary Affordances of Virtual Environments and Mobile Devices to Support Ecosystem Science Learning. National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, Pittsburgh, April, 2014.

Courter, C.J., Grotzer, T.A., Derbiszewska, K., Tutwiler, M.S., Kamarainen, A.M., Metcalf, S.J., Dede, C.J. (2014). A Case Study Contrasting Students’ Exploration of a Complex Causal Scenario in a Virtual World. Poster. National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, Pittsburgh, March 31, 2014.

Tutwiler, M.S., Grotzer, T.A., Derbiszewska, K., Kamarainen, A.M., Metcalf, S.J., Dede, C.J. (2014). The Impact of Autocorrelation: Clustering and Student Outcomes in a Multi-User Virtual Environment Assessment. Poster. National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, Pittsburgh, April, 2014.

Kamarainen, A.M., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T. & Dede, C. (2014). Blending Virtual and Augmented Immersive Experiences to Aid Learning of Ecosystems Science. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. Philadelphia, April 2014.

Kamarainen, A.M., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T. & Dede, C. (2014). EcoMOBILE: Augmented reality supports scientific data interpretation skills by engaging students in authentic data collection in their local communities. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. Philadelphia, April 2014.

2013

Grotzer, T.A. (2013, July). Interactions between human cognitive architecture, the challenges of complex causal induction in science learning, and the affordances of the digital world, Science Education in the Digital Era, Eighth Course of the International School on Mind, Brain and Education, Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, July 30- August 4, 2013.

Grotzer, T.A. & Blodgett, S. (2013, July). Digital Tools for Teaching Complex Causality and Ecosystems Dynamics. Project Zero Summer Institute, Harvard, Cambridge, MA.

Metcalf, S.M., Kamarainen, A., Grotzer, T.A. & Dede, C. (2013, June) Collaborative learning in virtual environments: Role-based exploration of causality in ecosystems over time and scale. Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Madison, Wisconsin.

Kamarainen, A., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T., & Dede, C., (2013, June). Learning about ecosystems through collaborative augmented reality experiences. Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Madison, Wisconsin.

Chen, J.A., Metcalf, S. (2013) Motivation and Beliefs About the Nature of Scientific Knowledge Within an Immersive Virtual Ecosystems Environment, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Francisco, CA, April, 2013

Metcalf, S.J., Tutwiler, M.S., Kamarainen, A.M., Grotzer, T.A., Dede, C.J. (2013) Multi-User Virtual Environments to Promote Middle School Ecosystem Science Learning and Attitudes About Science, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Francisco, CA, April, 2013

Kamarainen, A., Metcalf, S.J., Grotzer, T.A., Tutwiler, M.S., Dede, C. (2013, May). EcoMOBILE: Integrating augmented reality and probe-ware with environmental education field trips. American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA. May 1, 2013.

Kamarainen, A.M, Dede, C.J., Metcalf, S.M., Grotzer, T.J. (2013) Affordances of Augmented Reality for Implementing Design-based Education Research, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. San Francisco, CA. April, 2013.

Metcalf, S.J., Kamarainen, A.M., Grotzer, T.A., & Dede, C.J. (2013, May) The Design of Blended Real and Virtual Immersive Experiences to Support Student Learning About Ecosystems, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 1, 2013.

Metcalf, S.J., Chen, J.A., Kamarainen, A.M., Frumin, K.M., Vickrey, T.L., Grotzer, T.A., Dede, C.J. (2013) Shifts in Student Motivation During Usage of a Multi-User Virtual Environment for Ecosystem Science, National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, Puerto Rico, April, 2013.

Grotzer, T.A., Tutwiler, M.S., Metcalf, S.J., Kamarainen, A., Dede, C. (2013, April). Exploring virtual worlds: Causal understanding and data-collection behaviors in an ecosystems-based multi-user virtual environment, National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST), April 7, 2013, Puerto Rico.

Grotzer, T.A., Tutwiler, M.S., Metcalf, S.J., Kamarainen, A., Dede, C. (2013, April). Using a virtual world to reveal students’ intuitive causal assumptions about ecosystems, National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST), April 8, 2013, Puerto Rico.

2012

Tutwiler, M.S., & Grotzer, T. (2012, July) Irreducible complexity: How Do Causal Bayes Nets theories of human causal inference inform the design of a virtual ecosystem? International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney, Australia.

Metcalf, S., Kamarainen, A.M., Grotzer, T. & Dede, C. (2012). Teacher Perceptions of the Practicality and Effectiveness of Immersive Ecological Simulations and Classroom Curricula. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada. April, 2012

Kamarainen, A.M., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T. & Dede, C. (2012). EcoMUVE: Shifts in Affective Beliefs and Values About Science Through Learning Experiences in Immersive Virtual Environments. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada. April, 2012

Grotzer, T.A., Kamarainen, A.M., Tutwiler, M.S., Metcalf, S.J., & Dede, C.J. (2012) Learning to Focus on Processes and Steady States in Ecosystems Dynamics Using a Virtual Environment. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada. April, 2012

Grotzer, T. A. & Tutwiler, M.S. (2012, March). Causal tensions in reasoning about ecosystem dynamics: A theoretical analysis of supportive instructional contexts. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference (NARST), Indianapolis, ID.

2011

Kamarainen, A., Metcalf, S., Dede, C., Grotzer, T., Jiang, Y. (2011). Student gains in science inquiry skills following participation in curriculum that combined EcoMUVE (Ecosystems Multi-user Virtual Environment) and field experiences. Presentation. Ecological Society of America Conference, August, 2011.

Tutwiler, M.S., Grotzer, T.A., Kamarainen, A., Metcalf, S. Dede, C. (2011, July). Exploring student understanding of complex causality in an ecosystems-based multi-user virtual environment. Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Hong Kong July 4-8 2011

Metcalf, S.J., Kamarainen, A., Grotzer, T.A. & Dede, C. J. (2011). Ecosystem Science Learning via Multi-User Virtual Environments. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, New Orleans, LA, April, 2011.

Metcalf, S.J., Tutwiler M.S., Kamarainen, A., Grotzer, T. & Dede, C. (2011). Learning Complex Causality in Ecosystems via a Multi-User Virtual Environment. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, New Orleans, LA, April, 2011.

Kamarainen, A., Metcalf, S., Grotzer, T., Dede, C. (2011). EcoMUVE: Integrating visualizations into an immersive ecological multi-user virtual environment. Poster. GRC Visualization in Science and Education Conference, July, 2011.

Grotzer, T.A., Tutwiler, M.S., Dede, C. Kamarainen, A., & Metcalf, S. (2011, April). Helping students learn more expert framing of complex causal dynamics in ecosystems using EcoMUVE. Presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, Orlando, FL. April 4, 2011.

2010

Metcalf, S., Kamarainen, A., Dede, C., Grotzer, T. (2010). EcoMUVE: Promoting Ecosystems Science Learning via Multi-User Virtual Environments. Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Research Conference, National Harbor, MD, June 28-30, 2010.

Kamarainen, A., Metcalf, S., Dede, C., Grotzer, T. (2010). EcoMUVE: Learning Complex Causality in Ecosystems via a Multi-User Virtual Environment. Poster. Games+Learning+Society (GLS) Conference, June, 2010.

Metcalf, S., Dede, C., Grotzer, T., Kamarainen, A. (2010). EcoMUVE: Design of Virtual Environments to Address Science Learning Goals. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Denver, CO, May, 2010.

Metcalf, S. (2010). EcoMUVE: Learning Complex Causality in Ecosystems via a Multi-User Virtual Environment. Immersive Education Initiative Boston Summit, Boston College, April, 2010.

2009

Metcalf, S., Dede, C., Grotzer, T. (2009). EcoMUVE: Promoting ecosystems science learning via multi-user virtual environments. Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Research Conference, Washington, DC., June, 2009.

Metcalf, S. J., Clarke, J. & Dede, C. (2009) Virtual worlds for education: River City and EcoMUVE. Media in Transition international conference, MIT, April 24-26, 2009, Cambridge, MA

Grotzer, T.A. Dede, C., Metcalfe, S., & Clarke, J. (2009, April). Addressing the challenges in understanding ecosystems: Why getting kids outside may not be enough. National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, Orange Grove, CA, April 18, 2009.

Thesis and Dissertations

Courter, C.. Can MUVEs foster critical thinking? An analysis of student discourse during EcoMUVE . (2015). University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Tutwiler, M.S. Trends in the Salience of Data Collected in a Multi User Virtual Environment: An Exploratory Study . (2014). Harvard University.