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    Accelerated Software Testing

    The United States spends more than $48 billion/year on software testing, and many powerful testing tools have significant usability barriers that limit th...

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    Enhance Project

    In the Enhance Project, learning scientists collaborate with education agencies to improve how states assess their students. Drawing upon the fields of le...

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    Learning Analytics and Data Sharing

    LearnSphere is a community data infrastructure to support learning improvement online. It integrates educational data and analysis repositories to offer ...

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    Mixed-Reality For Science Learning

    NoRILLA is a patented mixed-reality educational system bridging physical and virtual worlds to improve STEM learning. Research at Carnegie Mellon Universi...

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    Multiplier Effects in Math Education (MEME) Project

    The MEME Project’s goal is to produce better educational outcomes by increasing motivation, learning, and self-regulation....

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    Personalized Learning Squared (PLUS)

    The PLUS project is improving the learning outcomes for marginalized students by "squaring" the power of both human and computer tutoring. The PLUS Traini...

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    Skeema is a new way to manage your tabs that helps to declutter your browser and your mind. ...

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    Studying and designing for human-AI collaborative work in real-world contexts

    Across a range of real-world contexts, we are studying how AI is currently being designed and used to augment or transform worker practices. Moving beyond...

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    Empowering and Enhancing Workers Through Building A Community-Centered Gig Economy

    The gig economy is characterized by short-term contract work performed by independent workers who are paid in return for the "gigs" they perform. Example ...

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    Advancing Fairness in AI with Human-Algorithm Collaborations

    Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly used to assist humans in making high-stakes decisions, such as online information curation, resume s...

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    Incorporating and Balancing Stakeholder Values in Algorithm Design

    This project will create a general method for value-sensitive algorithm design and develop tools and techniques to help incorporate the tacit values of st...

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    Towards Understanding Diminished Reality

    Diminished reality (DR) refers to the concept of removing content from a user's visual environment. While its implementation is becoming feasible, it is s...

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    Based on our experiences with designing and engineering multi-party conversational environments such as collaborative learning systems that involve integr...

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    Adaptive Cyber-Learning With a Sensor Support

    This project aims to better support student learning by adapting computer-based tutoring to individual learning phases and real-time capabilities. The sp...

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    Chronic Web

    The Chronic Web project explores how online resources affect the online and offline experience of managing and coping with chronic illness....

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    Designing for the Self

    This project investigates the value of product attachment theory, which describes how people develop relationships with and learn to love their possession...

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    MILLEE: Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies

    Cell phone applications that enable children in the villages and slums in the developing world to acquire language and literacy in immersive, game-like en...

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    The Genetics Cognitive Tutor

    This collaboration of researchers in the HCII and Biological Sciences is developing a Cognitive Tutor for problem solving in genetics. Genetics problem so...

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    In collaboration with Gerry Stahl and the Math Forum at Drexel University, this project seeks to develop a technological augmentation to available human s...

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    Bridging the Bridge to Algebra: Measuring and Optimizing the Influence of Prerequisite Skills on a Pre-Algebra Curriculum

    The purpose of this project is to develop an automated tutorial intervention that is intended to improve learning in a pre-algebra curriculum. In particul...