Marcia Linn: Using visualizations for science teaching and learning @ MAGNET, 2 Metrotech Center, 8th floor, Brooklyn, NY

04/21/2014 11:00 am – 04/21/2014 12:00 pm Using visualizations for science teaching and learning Marcia C. Linn, UC Berkeley MAGNET Town Hall Abstract. Scientific visualizations have the potential to illustrate phenomena that are too fast (car crashes), small (molecular movement), lengthy (climate change), or massive (solar system) to investigate directly. Research using open source, online learning environments makes it easy to conduct comparison studies and iteratively refine instruction. Examples from the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE), an open source, customizable learning environment featuring a library of curriculum materials, illustrate how instruction and assessment can promote integrated understanding and provide a firm foundation for future learning. This talk will focus on recent research showing promising designs for instruction featuring visualizations along with opportunities to take advantage of automated guidance. Marcia LinnMarcia C. Linn is a professor of development and cognition specializing in education in mathematics, science, and technology in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. She has served as Chair of the AAAS Education Section and as President of the International Society of the Learning Sciences. She directs the NSF-funded Technology-enhanced Learning in Science (TELS) center and the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE). Board service includes the American Association for the Advancement of Science board, the Graduate Record Examination Board of the Educational Testing Service, the McDonnell Foundation Cognitive Studies in Education Practice board, and the Education and Human Resources Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She has twice been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences.