Publications

2022
Gonzalez, E., Grotzer, T. A., McGivney, E., & Reilly, J. (2022). Details matter: How contrasting design features in two MUVEs impact learning outcomes. Technology, Knowledge, and Learning , 27 (3), 801-821. Publisher's Version
Grotzer, T. A., Gonzalez, E., & McGivney, E. (2022). Teaching students to grasp complexity in biology education using a “Body of Evidence” approach. In O. Ben-Zvi-Assaraf & M. C. P. J. Knippels (Ed.), Fostering Understanding of Complex Systems in Biology Education: Pedagogies, Guidelines and Insights from Classroom-based Research (pp. 171-204) . Springer Nature.
2021
Grotzer, T. A., Gonzalez, E., & Schibuk, E. (2021). Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Prediction. In J. Nordine & O. Lee (Ed.), Crosscutting Concepts: Strengthening Science and Engineering Learning (pp. 89-113) . NSTA.
Kamarainen, A., Grotzer, T. A., Thompson, M., Sabey, D., & Haag, B. (2021). Teacher views of experimentation in ecosystem science. Journal of Biological Education. Publisher's Version
2020
Reilly, J., McGivney, E., Dede, C. J., & Grotzer, T. A. (2020). Assessing science identity exploration in immersive virtual environments: A mixed methods approach. The Journal of Experimental Education. Publisher's Version
Jeon, S., Metcalf, S., Dickes, A., & Dede, C. (2020). Elementary teacher perspectives on a blended computational modeling and ecosystem science curriculum. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference.
Metcalf, S. J., Dickes, A. C., Reilly, J. M., Kamarainen, A. M., Brennan, K. A., Grotzer, T. A., & Dede, C. J. (2020). Impact of a Blended Immersive and Computational Modeling Tool on Elementary Ecosystems Science Learning. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference.
2019
Reilly, J., Kamarainen, A. M., Metcalf, S. J., Dede, C. J., & Grotzer, T. A. (2019). The importance of time and sequence on learning in mobile augmented reality. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) conference. Paper Link
McGivney, E., Gonzalez, E., Santos, S. D. L., Kamarainen, A. M., & Grotzer, T. A. (2019). Improving understanding of teaching practice for student learning: A holistic measure of fidelity of implementation. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference. Paper Link
Reilly, J. M., Metcalf, S. J., Studwell, J., Kamarainen, A. M., Grotzer, T. A., & Dede, C. J. (2019). Automatic Evaluation of Concept Maps From an Immersive Virtual World for Ecosystem Science Learning. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference.
Metcalf, S. J., Reilly, J. M., Studwell, J., Kamarainen, A. M., Grotzer, T. A., & Dede, C. J. (2019). Linking Evidence and Concept Maps in Virtual Environments for Ecosystems Science Learning. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference. PowerPoint Link
Metcalf, S. J., Brennan, K. A., & Dede, C. J. (2019). Design of an Agent-Based Visual Programming Tool for Elementary Ecosystem Science Learning. ACM International Computing Education Research conference.
Metcalf, S. J., Kamarainen, A. M., Frumin, K. M., Vickrey, T. L., Grotzer, T. A., & Dede, C. J. (2019). Transitions in Student Motivation During a MUVE-Based Ecosystem Science Curriculum: An Evaluation of the Novelty Effect. . K. Becnel (Ed.), Emerging Technologies in Virtual Learning Environment , 96-115.
Kamarainen, A. M., Metcalf, S. J., Dickes, A. C., Gun-Yildiz, S., Brennan, K. A., Grotzer, T. A., & Dede, C. J. (2019). Impact of Blended Immersive Virtual World and Programming Curriculum on Student Perspectives. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference.
Dickes, A. C., Kamarainen, A. M., Metcalf, S. J., Brennan, K. A., Grotzer, T. A., & Dede, C. J. (2019). Integrating Immersive Virtual Worlds with Computational Modeling to Support Scientific Practice in Elementary Learners. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference.
Dickes, A. C., Kamarainen, A. M., Metcalf, S. J., Gun-Yildiz, S., Brennan, K., Grotzer, T. A., & Dede, C. J. (2019). Scaffolding ecosystems science practice by blending immersive environments and computational modeling. British Journal of Educational Technology.
Dede, C. J., Grotzer, T. A., Kamarainen, A. M., & Metcalf, S. J. (2019). Designing immersive authentic simulations that enhance motivation and learning: EcoLearn. R. Feldman (Ed.), Learning science: Theory, research, practice.
Cuzzolino, M. P., Grotzer, T. A., Tutwiler, M. S., & Torres, E. (2019). An agentive focus may limit learning about complex causality and systems dynamics: A study of seventh graders' explanations of ecosystems. Journal of Research in Science Teaching , 56 (8). Publication
2018
Kamarainen, A. M., Thompson, M. M., Metcalf, S. J., Grotzer, T. A., Tutwiler, M. S., & Dede, C. J. (2018). Prompting Connections between Content and Context: Blending Immersive Virtual Environments and Augmented Reality for Environmental Science Learning. D. Beck, C. Allison, L. Morgado, J. Pirker, F. Khosmood, J. Richter, & C. Gütl (Ed.), Immersive Learning Research Network: Fourth International Conference.
Grotzer, T. A., Gonzalez, E., Kamarainen, A. M., Metcalf, S. J., & Dede, C. J. (2018). Moving from Exploring Patterns to Causal Explanations in Ecosystems Science Reasoning. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference. Paper Link

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