NSF #1736103 Improving Student Help-Giving with Ubiquitous Collaboration Support Technology
Supervisors: Dr. Ruth Wylie and Dr. Erin Walker
I have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of teachers, computer scientists, and learning scientists to design and study a set of curriculum materials and educational technology aimed at improving students’ help-giving and collaborative learning skills (Fall 2018 to Fall 2019). The learning experience includes several opportunities for students to collaborate and help each other through face-to-face and online interactions. The objectives of the project are to examine students’ patterns of collaboration and help-giving behaviors across the different activities to provide adaptive support to students using educational technology. In this work I managed and led multiple activities for the classroom implementation and learning-education related aspects of the project, this includes: pilot studies at school with 7-8th grade students, conducting the study and implementing the technology in classrooms across multiple iterations and design cycles, interviewing students across three studies, analyzing and coding quantitative and qualitative data, developing measurement instruments, developing and implementing a strategy for design-based research process and data collection for pilots and at school, user experience and usability pilots, writing reports and field notes of studies, conducting literature reviews on collaborative learning and orchestration, and active contributions to writings and publications.
Mawasi, A., Ahmed, I., Walker, E., Wang, S., Marasli, Z., Whitehurst, A., & Wylie, R. (2020). Using Design-Based Research to Improve Peer Help-Giving in a Middle School Math Classroom. In Gresalfi, M. and Horn, I. S. (Eds.), The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, 14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2020, Volume 2 (pp. 1189-1196). Nashville, Tennessee: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Ahmed, I., Mawasi, A., Wang, S., Wylie, R., Bergner, Y., Whitehurst, A., & Walker, E. (2019, June). Investigating Help-Giving Behavior in a Cross-Platform Learning Environment. In International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (pp. 14-25). Springer, Cham.
Ahmed, I., Girotto, V., Mawasi, A., Whitehurst, A., Wylie, R., & Walker, E. (2019, January). Co-Design for Learner Help-Giving Across Physical and Digital Contexts. In International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (p. 545-548; Vol. 2).