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Black, John
Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Telecommunications & Ed.
Director Institute for Learning Technologies Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Telecommunications & Ed.
Human Development
212-678-4007

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551B GDodge

Educational Background

B.S. in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Stanford University

Scholarly Interests

Basic research in cognition, especially grounded/embodied approaches to cognition, and its application to improving learning, memory, understanding, problem solving  and motivation.  Especially interested in using technologies like multi-user virtual environments, video games, TV/videos, intelligent tutoring systems and robots to improve learning, memory, understanding, problem solving and motivation.

Selected Publications

Black, J. (in press)  Learning from video games.  Future of Children.

 

Hammer, J. and Black, J. (in press) Games and (preparation for future) learning. Educational  Technology

 

Park, Y. and Black, J.B. (2007) Identifying the impact of domain knowledge and  cognitive style on web-based information search behavior.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, 38, 15-37.

 

Black, J.B. (2007)  Imaginary Worlds.  In. M.A. Gluck, J.R. Anderson and S.M.Kosslyn (Eds.) Memory and mindMahwah, NJLawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Bai, X., Black, J.B. and Vitale, J. (2007) Learning with the assistance of a Reflective agent.  In R. Axtell, G. Fagiolo, S. Kurihara, H. Nakashima and A. Namatame (Eds.) Agent-Based Systems for Human Learning and EntertainmentNew York; Association for Computing Machinery.

 

Chan, M.S. and Black, J.B. (2006)  The role of presentation format on mental model acquisition. In  S.A.. Barab, K.E. Hay and D.T. Hickey (Eds.)Making a difference:   The Proceedings  of the Seventh International Conference of the Learning  SciencesMahwah, NJ: Lawrence  Erlbaum Associates.

 

Kaplan, D.E. and Black, J.B. (2003) Mental models and computer-based scientific inquiry learning: Effects of mechanism cues on adolescent representation and Reasoning about causal Systems.  Journal of Science Education and Technology, 12,  483-493.

 

Kuhn, D., Black, J.B., Kesselman, A. and Kaplan, D. (2000) The development of cognitive skills  to support inquiry learning.  Cognition and Instruction. 18, 495-523.

 

Schwartz, D.L. and Black, J.B. (1996) Shuttling between depictive models and abstract  rules.  Cognitive Science20, 457-497.

 

Schwartz, D.L. and Black, J.B. (1996) Analog imagery in mental reasoning:  Depictive models. Cognitive Psychology, 30, 154-219.

 

Robertson, S.P., Zachery, W.A., and Black, J.B. (Ed.) Cognition, Computing and  CooperationNorwood, NJ: Ablex, 1990.

 

Galambos, J.A., Abelson, R.P., and Black, J.B. (Eds.) Knowledge StructuresHillsdale, NJ:  Erlbaum (1986)

 


Vita

 

John B. Black

 

 Address:

                        Teachers College, Columbia University

                        525 West 120th Street, Box 118

                        New York, NY 10027

                        Phone: (212)678-4007

                        Fax: (212)678-3837

                        Email:  black@tc.columbia.edu

 

Education:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965-1970,

BS in Mathematics, 1970

Stanford University, 1974-1978, PhD in Cognitive Psychology, 1979

 

Professional Experience:

 

2007—2013

Chair, Department of Human Development

Teachers College, Columbia University

 

2002—Present

Director, Institute for Learning Technologies

Teachers College, Columbia University

                       

2002 --- Co-Chair

First Virtual University Conference, New York, NY

 

2001—Present

Cleveland E. Dodge Professor

Department of Human Development and

Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology

Teachers College, Columbia University

 

2000--Present

Coordinator, Cognitive Studies Program

Department of Human Development

Teachers College, Columbia University

 

1997—1999

Chair, Faculty Executive Committee

Teachers College, Columbia University

 

1987--Present

Professor, Department of Human Development

and Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology

Teachers College, Columbia University

 

1987--1995

Director of Literacy Center,

Teachers College,  Columbia University

 

1984--1994

Series editor of Ablex Publishing series on Cognition and

 Computing

 

1984--1994

Consulting Editor of the journal Human Computer Interaction

 

1983--1994

Consulting Editor of the journal Discourse Processes

and Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Text.

 

1992       

Consultant to the American Psychological Association and the US Department of  Labor on  Cognitive Task Analysis descriptions for Dictionary of Occupational Titles

 

1991   

Consultant to Secretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) in the US Department of Labor

 

1988-1991

Member of the NYS Adult Learning Services Council and the Literacy Council for New York State that advises New York State Commissioner of Education

 

1988--1991

Chair, Department of Communication, Computing and

Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

1985--1986

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Computing and Technology,  and Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

1984-1986

Consultant to the User Interface Institute at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY.

 

!984-1986

Member of the Association for Computing Machinery Computer Human Interaction Conference Program Committee

 

1983--1985

Associate Professor,  Department of Psychology, and Department of Computer Science, Yale University

 

1983--1984

Consulting Editor of Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

 

1982-1983

Consultant to the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, Advanced, Technology Center, Shelton, CT.

 

1978--1984

Consultant to the Applied Information Processing Psychology Project at the Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA.

 

1980--1985

Consulting Editor of the journal Memory and Cognition.

 

!980

Co-Chair of the Second Conference of the Cognitive Science

        Society, New Haven, CT

 

1979-1983

Assistant Professor,  Department of Psychology, and Department of Computer Science, Yale University

 

1978-1979

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Chicago

 

1976

Visiting Scientist in the Learning and Instruction Research Group. Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ.

 

1973--1974

Officer in US Army assigned as faculty member in Computer Science Department, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

 

1970--1973

Officer in US Army assigned as computer expert and operations research specialist at Sacramento Army Depot, Sacramento, CA

 

 

Selected Publications

 

Black, J.B. and Bower, G.H. (1979) Episodes as chunks in narrative memory. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 18, 309-318.

 

Black, J.B. Turner, T.J. and Bower, G.H. (1979)  Point of view in narrative comprehension, memory  and production.  Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal  Behavior, 18, 187-198.

 

Black, J.B. and Wilensky, R. (1979) An evaluation of story grammars. Cognitive Science, 3, 21-130.

 

Bower, G.H., Black, J.B. and Turner, T.J. (1979) Scripts in memory for text. Cognitive Psychology, 11, 702-220.

 

Owens, J., Bower, G.H. and Black, J.B. (1979) The "soap opera" effect in story recall.  Memory and Cognition, 7, 185-191.

 

Black, J.B. and Bower, G.H. (1980) Story understanding as problem-solving. Poetics, 9, 223-250.

 

Black, J.B. (1981) The effects of reading purpose on memory for text. In A. Baddeley, and J. Long (Eds.) Attention and Performance IX. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Black, J.B. and Bern, H. (1981) Causal coherence and memory for events in narratives. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 20, 267-275.

 

Black, J.B. and Seberchts, M.M. (1981) Facilitating human-computer communication. Applied Psycholinguistics, 2, 149-178.

 

Robertson, S.P., Black, J.B. and Johnson, P.N. (1981) Intention and topic in conversation. Cognition and Brain Theory, 4, 303-326.

 

Black, J.B. (1982) Psycholinguistic processes in writing. In S. Rosenberg (ed.) Handbook of applied psycholinguistics. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Black, J.B., Wilkes-Gibbs, D. and Gibbs, R.W. (1982) What writers need to know That they don't know they need to know. In M. Nystrand (Ed.) What writers know: The language, process and structure of written discourse. New York: Academic Press.

 

Reiser, B.J. and Black, J.B. (1982)  Processing and structure models of comprehension. Text, 2, 225-  252.

 

Black, J.B.and Moran, T.P. (1983) Learning and remembering command names. In M. Schneider and J. Nichols (Eds.) Human factors in computer systems. Amsterdam: North Holland.

 

Sebrechts, M.M., Deck, J. and Black, J.B. (1983) A diagrammatic approach to Computer instruction for  the naive user.  Behavioral Research  Methods and Instrumentation. 15, 200-207.

 

Robertson, S.P. and Black, J.B. (1984) Planning units in text editing behavior.  In A. Janda (Ed.) Human Factors in Computer Systems.  Amsterdam: North Holland.

 

Galambos, J.A., Wikler, E.S., Black, J.B. and Sebrechts, M.M. (1984) How to tell Your computer what you mean: Ostension in interactive systems. In A. Janda (Ed.) Human Factors in Computer Systems.  Amsterdam: North Holland.

 

Lehnert, W.G., Robertson, S.P. and Black, J.B. (1984) Memory interactions during  question answering.            In H. Mandl, N. Stein, and T. Trabasso (Eds.) Learning and comprehension of  text. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Black, J.B. and Seifert, C. (1984) The psychological study of story understanding. In C.  Cooper (Ed.) Researching response to literature and the teaching of  literature. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

 

Black, J.B., Galambos, J.A. and Read, S. (1984) Comprehending stories and social  situations. In R. Wyer T. Srull, and J. Hartwick (Eds.)  Handbook  of SocialCognition. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Black, J.B., Galambos, and Reiser, B.J. (1984)  Coordinating discovery and verification research. In D. Kieras and M. Just (Eds.) New methods in the  study of processes in comprehension. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Black, J.B. (1984) Understanding and remembering stories.  In J.R. Anderson and S.M. Kosslyn (Eds.) Tutorials in  learning and memory.  San Francisco,  CA: Freeman, 1984.

 

Sebrechts, M.M., Deck, J. Wagner, R.K. and Black, J.B. (1985)  How human Abilities affect component skills in work processing.  Behavioral Research Methods and Instrumentation, 17, 251-259.

 

Britton, B.K. and Black, J.B. (Eds.) Understanding expository text. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1985.

 

Black, J.B. (1985) An exposition on expository text. In B.K. Britton and J.B. Black (Eds.) Understanding expository text. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Britton, B.K. and Black, J.B. (!985) Understanding expository text: From structure to process and world knowledge. In B.K. Britton and J.B. Black  (Eds.) Understanding expository text. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Graesser, A.C. and Black, J.B. (Eds.) The psychology of questions. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1985.

 

Galambos, J.A. and Black, J.B. (1985) Using knowledge of activities to understand and answer questions. In A.C. Graesser and J.B. Black (eds.) The psychology of  questions.  Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Robertson, S.P., Black, J.B. and Lehnert, W.G. (1985) Misleading question effects As evidence for integrated question understanding and memory search.  In A.C. Graesser and J.B. Black (Eds.) The psychology of questions.Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Abbott, V. Black, J.B. and Smith, E.E. (1985) The representation of scripts in memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 24, 179-199.

 

Reiser, B.J., Black, J.B. and Abelson, R.P. (1985) Knowledge structures in the organization and retrieval of autobiographical memories. Cognitive  Psychology, 17, 80-137.

 

Reiser, B.J., Black, J.B. and Lehnert, W.G. (1985) Thematic knowledge structures in the understanding and generation of narratives. Discourse Processes, 8, 357-380.

 

Seifert, C.M., Robertson, S.P. and Black, J.B. (1985) Types of inferences made when  reading stories. Journal of Memory and Language. 24, 405-422.

 

Galambos, J.A., Abelson, R.P. and Black, J.B. (Eds.) Knowledge structures. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1986

 

Abbott, V.A. and Black, J.B. (1986) Coherence inferences in text. In J.A. Galambos, R.P. Abelson, and J.B. Black (eds.) Knowledge structures. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Robertson, S.P. and Black, J.B. (1986) Structure and development of plans in computer text editing. Human Computer Interaction, 2, 201-226.

 

Abelson, R.P. and Black, J.B. (1986) A functional-context approach to cognitive science. In J. Galambos, R. Abelson and J. Black, (eds.) Knowledge structures. Hillsdale,  NJ:  Erlbaum.

 

McGuigan, S.M. and Black, J.B. (1986) Understanding and remembering arguments.   In          J. Galambos,        R. Abelson and J. Black, (eds.) Knowledge structures. Hillsdale, NJ:  Erlbaum.

 

Kay, D. and Black, J.B. (1986) Summarization.  In J. Galambos, R. Abelson and J. Black,  (Eds.) Knowledge structures. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Curtis, B., Soloway, E.M., Brooks, R.E., Black, J.B., Ehrlich, K. and Ramsey, H.R. (1986) Software psychology: The need for an interdisciplinary program. Proceedings of the IEEE, 74, 1092-1106.

 

Cunniff, N., Taylor, R. P. and Black, J.B. (1986) Does programming language affect the types of conceptual bugs in novices’ programs?  A comparison  of FPL and Pascal. In M. Mantei and P. Oberton (Ed.) Human Factors in Computing Systems. NY: ACM.

 

Black, J.B., Kay, D.M. and Soloway, E.M. (1987) Goal and plan knowledge  representations. In J.M. Carroll (Ed.) Interfacing thought. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 

Black, J.B., Carroll. J.M. and McGuigan, S.M. (1987) What kind of minimal Instruction manual is the most effective.  In P. Tanner and J.M. Carroll (Eds.) Human factors in computing systems and graphic interface. NY: ACM.

 

Black, J.B., Swan, K. and Schwartz, D. (1988) Developing thinking skills with computers. Teachers College Record, 89, 384-407.

 

Robertson, S.P., Zachery, W.A. and Black, J.B. (Ed.) Cognition, computing and cooperation. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1990.

 

Kay, D. and Black, J.B. (1990) Knowledge transformations during the acquisition of  computer expertise. In S. Robertson, W. Zachery and J. Black (Eds.) Cognition, computing and cooperation. Norwood, NJ:  Ablex.

 

Thallheimer, W., Wilder, H., deSoto, D. and Black, J.B. (1992)  Multiple feedback mechanisms in a business simulation.  In M.R. Simonson and K. Jurasek (Eds.)   Proceedings of selected research and development presentations at the 1992 national convention of AECT.  Washington, DC: AECT.

 

Thalheimer, W., Wilder, H., deSoto, D. and Black, J.B. (1992) Hierarchically anchored educational systems: Simulations, simulation experiences and the bigger program. In M.R. Simonson and K.  Jurasek (Eds.) Proceedings of selected research and development presentations at the 1992 national convention of AECT.  Washington, DC: AECT.

 

Rosenthal, L. and Black, J.B. (1993) Building blocks to literacy: An Intergenerational approach using hypermedia. In N. Estes and M. Thomas (Eds.) Rethinking the  roles of technology in education Cambridge, MA: MIT.

 

Swan, K. and Black, J.B. (1993) Knowledge-based instruction: Teaching problem solving in a Logo learning environment. Interactive Learning Environments, 3,  17-53.

 

Black, J.B., McClintock, R.O. and Hill, C. (1994) Assessing student understanding in constructivist study environments.  In M.R.Simonson, N. Maushak,  K. Abu-Omar (Eds.) 16th Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Washington, DC: AECT.

 

Black, J.B. Thalheimer, W., Wilder H., deSoto, D. and Picard, P. (1994) Constructivist design of graphic computer simulations.  In M.R.Simonson, N. Maushak, K. Abu-Omar (Eds.) Proceedings of the Selected Research  and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology.Washington, DC: AECT.

 

Black, J.B., Schiff, J., McClintock, R.O. and van Esselstyn, D. (1995) Student understanding and learning             from an interpretation construction design. In M.R. Simonson (Ed.) 17th  Annual Proceedings of  Selected Research  and Development Presentations at the 1995 National Convention of the Association for  Educational Communication and Technology.Washington, DC: AECT.

 

Black, J.B., Dimaraki, E., van Esselstyn, and R. Flanagan (1995) Using a knowledge representation approach to cognitive task analysis. In M.R. Simonson (Ed.) 17th Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1995 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology. Washington, DC: AECT.

 

Black, J.B. and McClintock, R.O. (1996) An interpretation construction approach to constructivist design. In B. Wilson (Ed.), Constructivist learning environments. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

 

Schwartz, D.L. and Black, J.B. (1996) Analog imagery in mental model reasoning:  Depictive models. Cognitive Psychology,  30, 154-219.

 

Schwartz, D.L. and Black, J.B. (1996)  Shuttling between depictive models and abstract rules. Cognitive  Science. 20, 457-497.

 

Flanagan, R. and Black, J.B. (1997)  The effects of TV on persistence. In K. Swan (Ed.) Television and social learning. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

 

Dimaraki, E., Black, J.B. and Brown, M.K. (1998) What pedagogy for the age of abundant information? Lessons from  Archaeotype.  Educational Media International, 181-185.

 

Dimaraki, E., Black, J.B. and Brown, M.K. (2000) What pedagogy for the age of abundant information? Lessons from Archaeotype.  Annual Editions: Computers in Education, 9, 146-151.

 

Kuhn, D., Black, J.B., Kesselman, A. and Kaplan, D. (2000) The development of cognitive skills to support inquiry learning.  Cognition and Instruction, 18, 495-523.

 

Kaplan, D. & Black, J. (2001). Computer-based Tools for the Development and Investigation of Mental Model Reasoning about Causal Systems. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2001 (pp. 879-881). Chesapeake, VA: AACE

 

Hachey, A., Tsuei, L. & Black, J. (2001). Fostering Mental-Model Thinking During Design. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2001 (pp. 636-642). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Van Esselstyn, D.and  Black, J. (2001) Learning through Interactive Panoramic Imagery.  In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational  Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2001 (pp. 1547-1563). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Hachey, A., Black, J. & Zahner, D. (2002). Learning Activities Collaborative. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia  and Telecommunications 2002 (pp. 2136-2138). Chesapeake, VA: AACE

 

Hachey, A. and Black, J. (2003) Initial misconceptions of novice online learners and the implications for supportive instructional design. In Proceedings of  World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2003 (pp. 1713-1718). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Malinow, A. & Black, J. (2003). Teaching How to Solve Proportion Word Problems Using a Multiple Linked Representational Software System. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2003 (pp. 2725-2732). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Kaplan, D.E. and Black, J.B. (2003) Mental models and computer-based scientific inquiry  learning: Effects of mechanism cues on adolescent representation and reasoning about causal Systems.  Journal of Science Education and Technology, vol. 12, no  4, 483-493.

 

Bai, X. & Black, J. (2004). TALE: a Teachable Agent Embedded in an Intelligent Tutoring System. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference On E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education  2004 (pp. 1070-1072). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Youm, J. & Black, J. (2004). The Potential for an Object-Oriented Model of Learning. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (pp. 1583-1586). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Chan, M. & Black, J. (2005). When can animation improve learning? Some implications on human computer interaction and learning. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 933-938). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Bai, X., Saravanos, A. & Black, J. (2005). REAL: Facilitate Thinking in an Object-oriented Way. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 3383-3387). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Bai, X. & Black, J. (2005). REAL: a Generic Intelligent Tutoring System Framework.  In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (pp. 1279-1283). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Lester, K., Gilutz, S. & Black, J. (2005). Methodology for analyzing Children’s understanding of computer Interfaces. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 1263-1268). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

McVeigh, D. & Black, J. (2005). How Animations and Live-Networked Video Link Coupled With Hands-on Building Activities Improve Student Learning By Assisting in the Creation of Clear Mental Models. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 4436-4442). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Youm, J. & Black, J. (2005). Object-Oriented Thinking for Mental Model Development. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia  and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 3377-3382). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Chan, M.S. and Black, J.B. (2006)  The role of presentation format on mental model acquisition.   In S.A.. Barab, K.E. Hay and D.T. Hickey (Eds.) Making a difference:   The Proceedings of the Seventh International  Conference of the Learning  Sciences.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 

 

Kapur, M., Voiklis, J., Kinzer, C. K., & Black, J.  (2006).  Insights into the Emergence of Convergence in Group Discussions. In S. Barab, K. E. Hay, N. B. Songer, & D. T. Hickey (Eds.).  Making a Difference: Volume (pp. 962-971).  The Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Voiklis, J., Kapur, M., Kinzer, C. K., & Black, J.  (2006).  An Emergentist Account of Collective Cognition in Collaborative Problem Solving.  In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.).  Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 858-863).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Black, J.B. (2007)  Imaginary Worlds.  In. M.A. Gluck, J.R. Anderson and S.M. Kosslyn (Eds.) Memory and mind.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Bai, X., Black, J.B. and Vitale, J. (2007) Learning with the assistance of a reflective agent.  In R. Axtell, G. Fagiolo, S. Kurihara, H. Nakashima and A. Namatame (Eds.) Agent-Based Systems for Human Learning and Entertainment.  New York: Association for Computing Machinery.

 

Chan, M., Black, J., Han, I., Vitale, J., Xia, Q., Subramanian, M., Du, M. and Kang, S. (2007) "Look, it's turning!" Factors Affecting Structural and Functional  Knowledge Acquisition in an Elementary School Robotics Classroom. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 1626-1631). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Jang, S., Black, J.B. and Jyung, R.W. (2007) How direct interaction in a virtual reality  program aids in developing an internal representation of a complex  3-D structure.  . In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of  the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1778-1784). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

Jang, S., Jyung, R. & Black, J. (2007). How direct interaction in a virtual reality program aids in developing an internal representation of a complex 3-D structure. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 4214-4218). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Park, Y. and Black, J.B. (2007) Identifying the impact of domain knowledge and cognitive style on web-based information search behavior.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, 38, 15-37.

 

Youm, J.H. and Black, J.B. (2007)  Exploring how agents-based modeling and culture affects children’s understanding of complex systems. In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th  Annual Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1890-1896). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

Youm, J. & Black, J. (2007). Exploring how agents-based modeling and culture affects children’s understanding of complex systems. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 3096-3101). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Cameron L. Fadjo, Jiwon Shin, Ming-Tsan P. Lu

 

McVeigh, D., Black, J. & Flimlin, G. (2008). How System Simulations Improve Student Learning by Assisting in the Creation of Clear Mental Models. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 1767-1773). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Zahner, D. & Black, J. (2008). Case-Based  learning with diagnosis and repair. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (pp. 1583-1588). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Chan, M. and Black, J.B. (2008) The role of mental simulation and embodied Instruction. In promoting understanding of robotic systems.  In  B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 64-70). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (pp.1342-1348).

 

Hammer, J. and Black, J. (in press) Games and (preparation for future) learning. Educational Technology.

 

Black, J. (in press)  Learning from video games.  Future of Children.

 

Black, J. (in press) An embodied/grounded cognition perspective on educational Technology.  In  Issa Saleh (Ed.) New science of learning: Cognition computers and collaboration in education.  Springer Publishing.

 

 

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At Teachers College's Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn.

/articles/2013/may/lee-sing-kong-is-honored-at-tcs-doctoral-ceremony/
/articles/2013/april/all-the-right-moves-learning-with-gestural-mobile-devices/

Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't

Comprehension, memory and motivation can all improve when you engage in a little role-play — or when your Second Life avatar does

/articles/2013/february/learning-thats-real-even-when-the-environment-isnt/

She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

How Saadia Khan (Ed.M. '99, Ed.D. '12) has harnessed positive emotion in education

/articles/2013/february/she-smiled-and-the-world-is-learning-with-her/

Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children's Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids

Project funded by the National Science Foundation will test whether embodied cognition and narrative can improve learning of a key math skill

/articles/2012/november/teachers-college-and-wnet-to-research-and-develop-mobile-gam/

President's Letter

President's Letter

/articles/2012/april/presidents-letter/

About This Issue

ABOUT THIS ISSUE

/articles/2011/december/about-this-issue/

Making Sure They've Got the Touch

A two-day workshop provides pointers on education app development

/articles/2011/march/making-sure-theyve-got-the-touch/

John Black talks to Ezine about gaming benefits for kids

The professor of telecommunications and human development says kids learn by playing interactive video games, like "Civilization," which allow them to manipulate variables or events.

/articles/2011/january/john-black-talks-to-ezine-about-gaming-benefits-for-kids/

Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

/articles/2011/february/employee-news/

Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

/articles/2010/december/staffing-news/

Neurocognition of Language Lab Members Presenting Five Posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting

The students, post-docs and faculty of the Neurocognition of Language Lab will present five research posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting to be held April 13-16 in San Francisco.

/articles/2013/january/neurocognition-of-language-lab-members-presenting-five-poste/

Backstage at the Human Drama

Karen Froud is using EEG technology to understand how brain differences shape behavior

/articles/2011/december/backstage-at-the-human-drama/

TC at AERA 2011

Highlights from the year's signature education conference

/articles/2011/may/tc-at-aera-2011/

TC at AERA 2011

This year's annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), taking place in New Orleans this week and themed "Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good," includes the participation of nearly 175 TC faculty and students.

/articles/2011/april/tc-at-aera-2011/

Advancing TC's Legacy for Generations to Come

In her 2012 State of the College address, President Susan Fuhrman calls for TC to honor its past while transforming the future

/articles/2012/october/advancing-tcs-legacy-for-generations-to-come/

Robots That Get it Wrong

To err is human -- but machines can do it, too. Sandra Okita believes we can learn from their mistakes

/articles/2012/may/robots-that-get-it-wrong/

Connecting Teaching to Research

A major conference at TC lays out a vision for equipping new teachers to use the growing body of scientific knowledge about how people learn.

/articles/2012/august/connecting-teaching-to-research/

The Virtual Advantage

John Black and his students are demonstrating how digital technology can improve learning. Also check out a story on TC's revamped Human Development Department.

/articles/2011/march/the-virtual-advantage/

When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

/articles/2011/march/when-less-is-more/

Academic Festival at TC: Pulling Out all the Stops on April 24th

TC's second annual Academic Festival will feature a keynote address by the Prime Minister of Namibia, a round-table of TC alumni who have created and led innovative schools, faculty presentations on everything from technology in learning to executive coaching, a slate of events geared to parents, and a special tribute to longtime TC Trustee Joyce Cowin.

/articles/2010/april/academic-festival-at-tc-pulling-out-all-the-stops-on-april-/

Putting the "Academic" in Academic Festival

TC's second annual Academic Festival featured 13 different panels, presentations and performances, offered over the course of three sessions. The following six, described in brief, were also captured on video.

/articles/2010/may/putting-the-academic-in-academic-festival/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

/articles/2014/january/2013-year-in-review-research/

The Clumsy Stormtrooper

Teachers College draws students from all around the globe, but Jonathan Bresman may be the first who comes to us via the desert planet of Tattooine. OK, he may not literally be Luke Skywalker's best friend, but you can see him playing, as he puts it, "the world's clumsiest stormtrooper" in remastered versions of The Empire Strikes Back -- just one of the wild turns his life has taken.

/media-center/highlights/the-clumsy-stormtrooper/

Smiling to Keep Learning

Alumni Focus: Saadia Khan (Ed.M.'99, Ed.D. '12) is demonstrating that emotions have a major role to play in education.

/articles/2013/june/smiling-to-keep-learning/
/articles/2013/june/can-cyberchase-apps-teach-math/

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

/articles/2013/june/na-li--modeling-changing-in-order-to-help-make-it/

Lee Sing Kong is Honored at TC's Doctoral Ceremony

At Teachers College's Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn.

/articles/2013/may/lee-sing-kong-is-honored-at-tcs-doctoral-ceremony/
/articles/2013/april/all-the-right-moves-learning-with-gestural-mobile-devices/

Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't

Comprehension, memory and motivation can all improve when you engage in a little role-play — or when your Second Life avatar does

/articles/2013/february/learning-thats-real-even-when-the-environment-isnt/

She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

How Saadia Khan (Ed.M. '99, Ed.D. '12) has harnessed positive emotion in education

/articles/2013/february/she-smiled-and-the-world-is-learning-with-her/

Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children's Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids

Project funded by the National Science Foundation will test whether embodied cognition and narrative can improve learning of a key math skill

/articles/2012/november/teachers-college-and-wnet-to-research-and-develop-mobile-gam/

President's Letter

President's Letter

/articles/2012/april/presidents-letter/

About This Issue

ABOUT THIS ISSUE

/articles/2011/december/about-this-issue/

Making Sure They've Got the Touch

A two-day workshop provides pointers on education app development

/articles/2011/march/making-sure-theyve-got-the-touch/

John Black talks to Ezine about gaming benefits for kids

The professor of telecommunications and human development says kids learn by playing interactive video games, like "Civilization," which allow them to manipulate variables or events.

/articles/2011/january/john-black-talks-to-ezine-about-gaming-benefits-for-kids/

Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

/articles/2011/february/employee-news/

Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

/articles/2010/december/staffing-news/

Neurocognition of Language Lab Members Presenting Five Posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting

The students, post-docs and faculty of the Neurocognition of Language Lab will present five research posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting to be held April 13-16 in San Francisco.

/articles/2013/january/neurocognition-of-language-lab-members-presenting-five-poste/

Backstage at the Human Drama

Karen Froud is using EEG technology to understand how brain differences shape behavior

/articles/2011/december/backstage-at-the-human-drama/

TC at AERA 2011

Highlights from the year's signature education conference

/articles/2011/may/tc-at-aera-2011/

TC at AERA 2011

This year's annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), taking place in New Orleans this week and themed "Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good," includes the participation of nearly 175 TC faculty and students.

/articles/2011/april/tc-at-aera-2011/

Advancing TC's Legacy for Generations to Come

In her 2012 State of the College address, President Susan Fuhrman calls for TC to honor its past while transforming the future

/articles/2012/october/advancing-tcs-legacy-for-generations-to-come/

Robots That Get it Wrong

To err is human -- but machines can do it, too. Sandra Okita believes we can learn from their mistakes

/articles/2012/may/robots-that-get-it-wrong/

Connecting Teaching to Research

A major conference at TC lays out a vision for equipping new teachers to use the growing body of scientific knowledge about how people learn.

/articles/2012/august/connecting-teaching-to-research/

The Virtual Advantage

John Black and his students are demonstrating how digital technology can improve learning. Also check out a story on TC's revamped Human Development Department.

/articles/2011/march/the-virtual-advantage/

When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

/articles/2011/march/when-less-is-more/

Academic Festival at TC: Pulling Out all the Stops on April 24th

TC's second annual Academic Festival will feature a keynote address by the Prime Minister of Namibia, a round-table of TC alumni who have created and led innovative schools, faculty presentations on everything from technology in learning to executive coaching, a slate of events geared to parents, and a special tribute to longtime TC Trustee Joyce Cowin.

/articles/2010/april/academic-festival-at-tc-pulling-out-all-the-stops-on-april-/

Putting the "Academic" in Academic Festival

TC's second annual Academic Festival featured 13 different panels, presentations and performances, offered over the course of three sessions. The following six, described in brief, were also captured on video.

/articles/2010/may/putting-the-academic-in-academic-festival/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

/articles/2014/january/2013-year-in-review-research/

The Clumsy Stormtrooper

Teachers College draws students from all around the globe, but Jonathan Bresman may be the first who comes to us via the desert planet of Tattooine. OK, he may not literally be Luke Skywalker's best friend, but you can see him playing, as he puts it, "the world's clumsiest stormtrooper" in remastered versions of The Empire Strikes Back -- just one of the wild turns his life has taken.

/media-center/highlights/the-clumsy-stormtrooper/

Smiling to Keep Learning

Alumni Focus: Saadia Khan (Ed.M.'99, Ed.D. '12) is demonstrating that emotions have a major role to play in education.

/articles/2013/june/smiling-to-keep-learning/
/articles/2013/june/can-cyberchase-apps-teach-math/

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

/articles/2013/june/na-li--modeling-changing-in-order-to-help-make-it/

Lee Sing Kong is Honored at TC's Doctoral Ceremony

At Teachers College's Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn.

/articles/2013/may/lee-sing-kong-is-honored-at-tcs-doctoral-ceremony/
/articles/2013/april/all-the-right-moves-learning-with-gestural-mobile-devices/

Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't

Comprehension, memory and motivation can all improve when you engage in a little role-play — or when your Second Life avatar does

/articles/2013/february/learning-thats-real-even-when-the-environment-isnt/

She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

How Saadia Khan (Ed.M. '99, Ed.D. '12) has harnessed positive emotion in education

/articles/2013/february/she-smiled-and-the-world-is-learning-with-her/

Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children's Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids

Project funded by the National Science Foundation will test whether embodied cognition and narrative can improve learning of a key math skill

/articles/2012/november/teachers-college-and-wnet-to-research-and-develop-mobile-gam/

President's Letter

President's Letter

/articles/2012/april/presidents-letter/

About This Issue

ABOUT THIS ISSUE

/articles/2011/december/about-this-issue/

Making Sure They've Got the Touch

A two-day workshop provides pointers on education app development

/articles/2011/march/making-sure-theyve-got-the-touch/

John Black talks to Ezine about gaming benefits for kids

The professor of telecommunications and human development says kids learn by playing interactive video games, like "Civilization," which allow them to manipulate variables or events.

/articles/2011/january/john-black-talks-to-ezine-about-gaming-benefits-for-kids/

Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

/articles/2011/february/employee-news/

Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

/articles/2010/december/staffing-news/

Neurocognition of Language Lab Members Presenting Five Posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting

The students, post-docs and faculty of the Neurocognition of Language Lab will present five research posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting to be held April 13-16 in San Francisco.

/articles/2013/january/neurocognition-of-language-lab-members-presenting-five-poste/

Backstage at the Human Drama

Karen Froud is using EEG technology to understand how brain differences shape behavior

/articles/2011/december/backstage-at-the-human-drama/

TC at AERA 2011

Highlights from the year's signature education conference

/articles/2011/may/tc-at-aera-2011/

TC at AERA 2011

This year's annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), taking place in New Orleans this week and themed "Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good," includes the participation of nearly 175 TC faculty and students.

/articles/2011/april/tc-at-aera-2011/

Advancing TC's Legacy for Generations to Come

In her 2012 State of the College address, President Susan Fuhrman calls for TC to honor its past while transforming the future

/articles/2012/october/advancing-tcs-legacy-for-generations-to-come/

Robots That Get it Wrong

To err is human -- but machines can do it, too. Sandra Okita believes we can learn from their mistakes

/articles/2012/may/robots-that-get-it-wrong/

Connecting Teaching to Research

A major conference at TC lays out a vision for equipping new teachers to use the growing body of scientific knowledge about how people learn.

/articles/2012/august/connecting-teaching-to-research/

The Virtual Advantage

John Black and his students are demonstrating how digital technology can improve learning. Also check out a story on TC's revamped Human Development Department.

/articles/2011/march/the-virtual-advantage/

When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

/articles/2011/march/when-less-is-more/

Academic Festival at TC: Pulling Out all the Stops on April 24th

TC's second annual Academic Festival will feature a keynote address by the Prime Minister of Namibia, a round-table of TC alumni who have created and led innovative schools, faculty presentations on everything from technology in learning to executive coaching, a slate of events geared to parents, and a special tribute to longtime TC Trustee Joyce Cowin.

/articles/2010/april/academic-festival-at-tc-pulling-out-all-the-stops-on-april-/

Putting the "Academic" in Academic Festival

TC's second annual Academic Festival featured 13 different panels, presentations and performances, offered over the course of three sessions. The following six, described in brief, were also captured on video.

/articles/2010/may/putting-the-academic-in-academic-festival/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

/articles/2014/january/2013-year-in-review-research/

The Clumsy Stormtrooper

Teachers College draws students from all around the globe, but Jonathan Bresman may be the first who comes to us via the desert planet of Tattooine. OK, he may not literally be Luke Skywalker's best friend, but you can see him playing, as he puts it, "the world's clumsiest stormtrooper" in remastered versions of The Empire Strikes Back -- just one of the wild turns his life has taken.

/media-center/highlights/the-clumsy-stormtrooper/

Smiling to Keep Learning

Alumni Focus: Saadia Khan (Ed.M.'99, Ed.D. '12) is demonstrating that emotions have a major role to play in education.

/articles/2013/june/smiling-to-keep-learning/
/articles/2013/june/can-cyberchase-apps-teach-math/

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

/articles/2013/june/na-li--modeling-changing-in-order-to-help-make-it/

Lee Sing Kong is Honored at TC's Doctoral Ceremony

At Teachers College's Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn.

/articles/2013/may/lee-sing-kong-is-honored-at-tcs-doctoral-ceremony/
/articles/2013/april/all-the-right-moves-learning-with-gestural-mobile-devices/

Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't

Comprehension, memory and motivation can all improve when you engage in a little role-play — or when your Second Life avatar does

/articles/2013/february/learning-thats-real-even-when-the-environment-isnt/

She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

How Saadia Khan (Ed.M. '99, Ed.D. '12) has harnessed positive emotion in education

/articles/2013/february/she-smiled-and-the-world-is-learning-with-her/

Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children's Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids

Project funded by the National Science Foundation will test whether embodied cognition and narrative can improve learning of a key math skill

/articles/2012/november/teachers-college-and-wnet-to-research-and-develop-mobile-gam/

President's Letter

President's Letter

/articles/2012/april/presidents-letter/

About This Issue

ABOUT THIS ISSUE

/articles/2011/december/about-this-issue/

Making Sure They've Got the Touch

A two-day workshop provides pointers on education app development

/articles/2011/march/making-sure-theyve-got-the-touch/

John Black talks to Ezine about gaming benefits for kids

The professor of telecommunications and human development says kids learn by playing interactive video games, like "Civilization," which allow them to manipulate variables or events.

/articles/2011/january/john-black-talks-to-ezine-about-gaming-benefits-for-kids/

Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

/articles/2011/february/employee-news/

Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

/articles/2010/december/staffing-news/

Neurocognition of Language Lab Members Presenting Five Posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting

The students, post-docs and faculty of the Neurocognition of Language Lab will present five research posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting to be held April 13-16 in San Francisco.

/articles/2013/january/neurocognition-of-language-lab-members-presenting-five-poste/

Backstage at the Human Drama

Karen Froud is using EEG technology to understand how brain differences shape behavior

/articles/2011/december/backstage-at-the-human-drama/

TC at AERA 2011

Highlights from the year's signature education conference

/articles/2011/may/tc-at-aera-2011/

TC at AERA 2011

This year's annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), taking place in New Orleans this week and themed "Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good," includes the participation of nearly 175 TC faculty and students.

/articles/2011/april/tc-at-aera-2011/

Advancing TC's Legacy for Generations to Come

In her 2012 State of the College address, President Susan Fuhrman calls for TC to honor its past while transforming the future

/articles/2012/october/advancing-tcs-legacy-for-generations-to-come/

Robots That Get it Wrong

To err is human -- but machines can do it, too. Sandra Okita believes we can learn from their mistakes

/articles/2012/may/robots-that-get-it-wrong/

Connecting Teaching to Research

A major conference at TC lays out a vision for equipping new teachers to use the growing body of scientific knowledge about how people learn.

/articles/2012/august/connecting-teaching-to-research/

The Virtual Advantage

John Black and his students are demonstrating how digital technology can improve learning. Also check out a story on TC's revamped Human Development Department.

/articles/2011/march/the-virtual-advantage/

When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

/articles/2011/march/when-less-is-more/

Academic Festival at TC: Pulling Out all the Stops on April 24th

TC's second annual Academic Festival will feature a keynote address by the Prime Minister of Namibia, a round-table of TC alumni who have created and led innovative schools, faculty presentations on everything from technology in learning to executive coaching, a slate of events geared to parents, and a special tribute to longtime TC Trustee Joyce Cowin.

/articles/2010/april/academic-festival-at-tc-pulling-out-all-the-stops-on-april-/

Putting the "Academic" in Academic Festival

TC's second annual Academic Festival featured 13 different panels, presentations and performances, offered over the course of three sessions. The following six, described in brief, were also captured on video.

/articles/2010/may/putting-the-academic-in-academic-festival/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

/articles/2014/january/2013-year-in-review-research/

The Clumsy Stormtrooper

Teachers College draws students from all around the globe, but Jonathan Bresman may be the first who comes to us via the desert planet of Tattooine. OK, he may not literally be Luke Skywalker's best friend, but you can see him playing, as he puts it, "the world's clumsiest stormtrooper" in remastered versions of The Empire Strikes Back -- just one of the wild turns his life has taken.

/media-center/highlights/the-clumsy-stormtrooper/

Smiling to Keep Learning

Alumni Focus: Saadia Khan (Ed.M.'99, Ed.D. '12) is demonstrating that emotions have a major role to play in education.

/articles/2013/june/smiling-to-keep-learning/
/articles/2013/june/can-cyberchase-apps-teach-math/

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

/articles/2013/june/na-li--modeling-changing-in-order-to-help-make-it/

Lee Sing Kong is Honored at TC's Doctoral Ceremony

At Teachers College's Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn.

/articles/2013/may/lee-sing-kong-is-honored-at-tcs-doctoral-ceremony/
/articles/2013/april/all-the-right-moves-learning-with-gestural-mobile-devices/

Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't

Comprehension, memory and motivation can all improve when you engage in a little role-play — or when your Second Life avatar does

/articles/2013/february/learning-thats-real-even-when-the-environment-isnt/

She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

How Saadia Khan (Ed.M. '99, Ed.D. '12) has harnessed positive emotion in education

/articles/2013/february/she-smiled-and-the-world-is-learning-with-her/

Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children's Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids

Project funded by the National Science Foundation will test whether embodied cognition and narrative can improve learning of a key math skill

/articles/2012/november/teachers-college-and-wnet-to-research-and-develop-mobile-gam/

President's Letter

President's Letter

/articles/2012/april/presidents-letter/

About This Issue

ABOUT THIS ISSUE

/articles/2011/december/about-this-issue/

Making Sure They've Got the Touch

A two-day workshop provides pointers on education app development

/articles/2011/march/making-sure-theyve-got-the-touch/

John Black talks to Ezine about gaming benefits for kids

The professor of telecommunications and human development says kids learn by playing interactive video games, like "Civilization," which allow them to manipulate variables or events.

/articles/2011/january/john-black-talks-to-ezine-about-gaming-benefits-for-kids/

Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

/articles/2011/february/employee-news/

Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

/articles/2010/december/staffing-news/

Neurocognition of Language Lab Members Presenting Five Posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting

The students, post-docs and faculty of the Neurocognition of Language Lab will present five research posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting to be held April 13-16 in San Francisco.

/articles/2013/january/neurocognition-of-language-lab-members-presenting-five-poste/

Backstage at the Human Drama

Karen Froud is using EEG technology to understand how brain differences shape behavior

/articles/2011/december/backstage-at-the-human-drama/

TC at AERA 2011

Highlights from the year's signature education conference

/articles/2011/may/tc-at-aera-2011/

TC at AERA 2011

This year's annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), taking place in New Orleans this week and themed "Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good," includes the participation of nearly 175 TC faculty and students.

/articles/2011/april/tc-at-aera-2011/

Advancing TC's Legacy for Generations to Come

In her 2012 State of the College address, President Susan Fuhrman calls for TC to honor its past while transforming the future

/articles/2012/october/advancing-tcs-legacy-for-generations-to-come/

Robots That Get it Wrong

To err is human -- but machines can do it, too. Sandra Okita believes we can learn from their mistakes

/articles/2012/may/robots-that-get-it-wrong/

Connecting Teaching to Research

A major conference at TC lays out a vision for equipping new teachers to use the growing body of scientific knowledge about how people learn.

/articles/2012/august/connecting-teaching-to-research/

The Virtual Advantage

John Black and his students are demonstrating how digital technology can improve learning. Also check out a story on TC's revamped Human Development Department.

/articles/2011/march/the-virtual-advantage/

When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

/articles/2011/march/when-less-is-more/

Academic Festival at TC: Pulling Out all the Stops on April 24th

TC's second annual Academic Festival will feature a keynote address by the Prime Minister of Namibia, a round-table of TC alumni who have created and led innovative schools, faculty presentations on everything from technology in learning to executive coaching, a slate of events geared to parents, and a special tribute to longtime TC Trustee Joyce Cowin.

/articles/2010/april/academic-festival-at-tc-pulling-out-all-the-stops-on-april-/

Putting the "Academic" in Academic Festival

TC's second annual Academic Festival featured 13 different panels, presentations and performances, offered over the course of three sessions. The following six, described in brief, were also captured on video.

/articles/2010/may/putting-the-academic-in-academic-festival/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

/articles/2014/january/2013-year-in-review-research/

The Clumsy Stormtrooper

Teachers College draws students from all around the globe, but Jonathan Bresman may be the first who comes to us via the desert planet of Tattooine. OK, he may not literally be Luke Skywalker's best friend, but you can see him playing, as he puts it, "the world's clumsiest stormtrooper" in remastered versions of The Empire Strikes Back -- just one of the wild turns his life has taken.

/media-center/highlights/the-clumsy-stormtrooper/

Smiling to Keep Learning

Alumni Focus: Saadia Khan (Ed.M.'99, Ed.D. '12) is demonstrating that emotions have a major role to play in education.

/articles/2013/june/smiling-to-keep-learning/
/articles/2013/june/can-cyberchase-apps-teach-math/

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

/articles/2013/june/na-li--modeling-changing-in-order-to-help-make-it/

Lee Sing Kong is Honored at TC's Doctoral Ceremony

At Teachers College's Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn.

/articles/2013/may/lee-sing-kong-is-honored-at-tcs-doctoral-ceremony/
/articles/2013/april/all-the-right-moves-learning-with-gestural-mobile-devices/

Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't

Comprehension, memory and motivation can all improve when you engage in a little role-play — or when your Second Life avatar does

/articles/2013/february/learning-thats-real-even-when-the-environment-isnt/

She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

How Saadia Khan (Ed.M. '99, Ed.D. '12) has harnessed positive emotion in education

/articles/2013/february/she-smiled-and-the-world-is-learning-with-her/

Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children's Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids

Project funded by the National Science Foundation will test whether embodied cognition and narrative can improve learning of a key math skill

/articles/2012/november/teachers-college-and-wnet-to-research-and-develop-mobile-gam/

President's Letter

President's Letter

/articles/2012/april/presidents-letter/

About This Issue

ABOUT THIS ISSUE

/articles/2011/december/about-this-issue/

Making Sure They've Got the Touch

A two-day workshop provides pointers on education app development

/articles/2011/march/making-sure-theyve-got-the-touch/

John Black talks to Ezine about gaming benefits for kids

The professor of telecommunications and human development says kids learn by playing interactive video games, like "Civilization," which allow them to manipulate variables or events.

/articles/2011/january/john-black-talks-to-ezine-about-gaming-benefits-for-kids/

Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

/articles/2011/february/employee-news/

Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

/articles/2010/december/staffing-news/

Neurocognition of Language Lab Members Presenting Five Posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting

The students, post-docs and faculty of the Neurocognition of Language Lab will present five research posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting to be held April 13-16 in San Francisco.

/articles/2013/january/neurocognition-of-language-lab-members-presenting-five-poste/

Backstage at the Human Drama

Karen Froud is using EEG technology to understand how brain differences shape behavior

/articles/2011/december/backstage-at-the-human-drama/

TC at AERA 2011

Highlights from the year's signature education conference

/articles/2011/may/tc-at-aera-2011/

TC at AERA 2011

This year's annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), taking place in New Orleans this week and themed "Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good," includes the participation of nearly 175 TC faculty and students.

/articles/2011/april/tc-at-aera-2011/

Advancing TC's Legacy for Generations to Come

In her 2012 State of the College address, President Susan Fuhrman calls for TC to honor its past while transforming the future

/articles/2012/october/advancing-tcs-legacy-for-generations-to-come/

Robots That Get it Wrong

To err is human -- but machines can do it, too. Sandra Okita believes we can learn from their mistakes

/articles/2012/may/robots-that-get-it-wrong/

Connecting Teaching to Research

A major conference at TC lays out a vision for equipping new teachers to use the growing body of scientific knowledge about how people learn.

/articles/2012/august/connecting-teaching-to-research/

The Virtual Advantage

John Black and his students are demonstrating how digital technology can improve learning. Also check out a story on TC's revamped Human Development Department.

/articles/2011/march/the-virtual-advantage/

When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

/articles/2011/march/when-less-is-more/

Academic Festival at TC: Pulling Out all the Stops on April 24th

TC's second annual Academic Festival will feature a keynote address by the Prime Minister of Namibia, a round-table of TC alumni who have created and led innovative schools, faculty presentations on everything from technology in learning to executive coaching, a slate of events geared to parents, and a special tribute to longtime TC Trustee Joyce Cowin.

/articles/2010/april/academic-festival-at-tc-pulling-out-all-the-stops-on-april-/

Putting the "Academic" in Academic Festival

TC's second annual Academic Festival featured 13 different panels, presentations and performances, offered over the course of three sessions. The following six, described in brief, were also captured on video.

/articles/2010/may/putting-the-academic-in-academic-festival/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

/articles/2014/january/2013-year-in-review-research/

The Clumsy Stormtrooper

Teachers College draws students from all around the globe, but Jonathan Bresman may be the first who comes to us via the desert planet of Tattooine. OK, he may not literally be Luke Skywalker's best friend, but you can see him playing, as he puts it, "the world's clumsiest stormtrooper" in remastered versions of The Empire Strikes Back -- just one of the wild turns his life has taken.

/media-center/highlights/the-clumsy-stormtrooper/

Smiling to Keep Learning

Alumni Focus: Saadia Khan (Ed.M.'99, Ed.D. '12) is demonstrating that emotions have a major role to play in education.

/articles/2013/june/smiling-to-keep-learning/
/articles/2013/june/can-cyberchase-apps-teach-math/

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

/articles/2013/june/na-li--modeling-changing-in-order-to-help-make-it/

Lee Sing Kong is Honored at TC's Doctoral Ceremony

At Teachers College's Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn.

/articles/2013/may/lee-sing-kong-is-honored-at-tcs-doctoral-ceremony/
/articles/2013/april/all-the-right-moves-learning-with-gestural-mobile-devices/

Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't

Comprehension, memory and motivation can all improve when you engage in a little role-play — or when your Second Life avatar does

/articles/2013/february/learning-thats-real-even-when-the-environment-isnt/

She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

How Saadia Khan (Ed.M. '99, Ed.D. '12) has harnessed positive emotion in education

/articles/2013/february/she-smiled-and-the-world-is-learning-with-her/

Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children's Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids

Project funded by the National Science Foundation will test whether embodied cognition and narrative can improve learning of a key math skill

/articles/2012/november/teachers-college-and-wnet-to-research-and-develop-mobile-gam/

President's Letter

President's Letter

/articles/2012/april/presidents-letter/

About This Issue

ABOUT THIS ISSUE

/articles/2011/december/about-this-issue/

Making Sure They've Got the Touch

A two-day workshop provides pointers on education app development

/articles/2011/march/making-sure-theyve-got-the-touch/

John Black talks to Ezine about gaming benefits for kids

The professor of telecommunications and human development says kids learn by playing interactive video games, like "Civilization," which allow them to manipulate variables or events.

/articles/2011/january/john-black-talks-to-ezine-about-gaming-benefits-for-kids/

Employee News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries.

/articles/2011/february/employee-news/

Staffing News

Welcoming new employees, and celebrating promotions and long-term staff anniversaries

/articles/2010/december/staffing-news/

Neurocognition of Language Lab Members Presenting Five Posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting

The students, post-docs and faculty of the Neurocognition of Language Lab will present five research posters at 20th Anniversary Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting to be held April 13-16 in San Francisco.

/articles/2013/january/neurocognition-of-language-lab-members-presenting-five-poste/

Backstage at the Human Drama

Karen Froud is using EEG technology to understand how brain differences shape behavior

/articles/2011/december/backstage-at-the-human-drama/

TC at AERA 2011

Highlights from the year's signature education conference

/articles/2011/may/tc-at-aera-2011/

TC at AERA 2011

This year's annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), taking place in New Orleans this week and themed "Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good," includes the participation of nearly 175 TC faculty and students.

/articles/2011/april/tc-at-aera-2011/

Advancing TC's Legacy for Generations to Come

In her 2012 State of the College address, President Susan Fuhrman calls for TC to honor its past while transforming the future

/articles/2012/october/advancing-tcs-legacy-for-generations-to-come/

Robots That Get it Wrong

To err is human -- but machines can do it, too. Sandra Okita believes we can learn from their mistakes

/articles/2012/may/robots-that-get-it-wrong/

Connecting Teaching to Research

A major conference at TC lays out a vision for equipping new teachers to use the growing body of scientific knowledge about how people learn.

/articles/2012/august/connecting-teaching-to-research/

The Virtual Advantage

John Black and his students are demonstrating how digital technology can improve learning. Also check out a story on TC's revamped Human Development Department.

/articles/2011/march/the-virtual-advantage/

When Less is More

The creation of a new Education Policy and Social Analysis Department, announced in January, clearly strengthens Teachers College's expertise in the policy arena. But it also creates a more logical and focused alignment within another department -- Human Development -- that is giving up some of its faculty members to the new effort.

/articles/2011/march/when-less-is-more/

Academic Festival at TC: Pulling Out all the Stops on April 24th

TC's second annual Academic Festival will feature a keynote address by the Prime Minister of Namibia, a round-table of TC alumni who have created and led innovative schools, faculty presentations on everything from technology in learning to executive coaching, a slate of events geared to parents, and a special tribute to longtime TC Trustee Joyce Cowin.

/articles/2010/april/academic-festival-at-tc-pulling-out-all-the-stops-on-april-/

Putting the "Academic" in Academic Festival

TC's second annual Academic Festival featured 13 different panels, presentations and performances, offered over the course of three sessions. The following six, described in brief, were also captured on video.

/articles/2010/may/putting-the-academic-in-academic-festival/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

/articles/2014/january/2013-year-in-review-research/

The Clumsy Stormtrooper

Teachers College draws students from all around the globe, but Jonathan Bresman may be the first who comes to us via the desert planet of Tattooine. OK, he may not literally be Luke Skywalker's best friend, but you can see him playing, as he puts it, "the world's clumsiest stormtrooper" in remastered versions of The Empire Strikes Back -- just one of the wild turns his life has taken.

/media-center/highlights/the-clumsy-stormtrooper/

Smiling to Keep Learning

Alumni Focus: Saadia Khan (Ed.M.'99, Ed.D. '12) is demonstrating that emotions have a major role to play in education.

/articles/2013/june/smiling-to-keep-learning/
/articles/2013/june/can-cyberchase-apps-teach-math/

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it

/articles/2013/june/na-li--modeling-changing-in-order-to-help-make-it/

Lee Sing Kong is Honored at TC's Doctoral Ceremony

At Teachers College's Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn.

/articles/2013/may/lee-sing-kong-is-honored-at-tcs-doctoral-ceremony/
/articles/2013/april/all-the-right-moves-learning-with-gestural-mobile-devices/

Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't

Comprehension, memory and motivation can all improve when you engage in a little role-play — or when your Second Life avatar does

/articles/2013/february/learning-thats-real-even-when-the-environment-isnt/

She Smiled, and the World Is Learning With Her

How Saadia Khan (Ed.M. '99, Ed.D. '12) has harnessed positive emotion in education

/articles/2013/february/she-smiled-and-the-world-is-learning-with-her/

Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children's Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids

Project funded by the National Science Foundation will test whether embodied cognition and narrative can improve learning of a key math skill

/articles/2012/november/teachers-college-and-wnet-to-research-and-develop-mobile-gam/

President's Letter

President's Letter

/articles/2012/april/presidents-letter/

About This Issue

ABOUT THIS ISSUE

/articles/2011/december/about-this-issue/

Making Sure They've Got the Touch

A two-day workshop provides pointers on education app development

/articles/2011/march/making-sure-theyve-got-the-touch/

John Black talks to Ezine about gaming benefits for kids

The professor of telecommunications and human development says kids learn by playing interactive video games, like "Civilization," which allow them to manipulate variables or events.