LearnLab, an NSF Science of Learning Center (SLC) at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, has an exciting summer research opportunity available to early career researchers in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies.
The workshop is targeted to senior graduate students, post-docs and early career faculty.
This two-day workshop immediately precedes the LearnLab Summer School (www.learnlab.org/opportunities/summer/). Our research theme is the use of technology for enhancing achievement and equity in the 21st Century, specifically these five areas:
- Enhancing Achievement through Educational Technology and Data Mining.
- 21st Century Skills, Dispositions, and Opportunities.
- Opening Classroom Discourse. S
- Course-Situated Research.
- Motivation Interventions for Learning.
The substantive focus of the workshop is the use of current and emerging technologies to enhance achievement and equity at all levels of learning. Activities will include demonstrations of the diverse set of ongoing learning sciences research projects at LearnLab, and poster presentations or talks by participants. Participants will also meet with LearnLab faculty in research groups and various informal settings. We will provide information about becoming a part of the Carnegie Mellon or University of Pittsburgh learning science community.
In addition to these substantive themes, the workshop will provide participants with opportunities for professional development and the chance to gain a better understanding of the academic career ladder. These include mentoring that focuses on skills, strategies and “insider information” for career paths. Sessions will include senior faculty discussing the tenure and promotion process, launching a research program, professionalism, and a detailed session on proposal writing. There is no cost to attend this workshop.
- June 15 Application Deadline
- June 29 Notification of Acceptance
- August 4-5 Workshop held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh
For more information, please view the LearnLab_Workshop_CFP_2012 (pdf) which includes details about the course, speakers and application requirements.