Publications/Conferences

2015

  • Coon, A., Ketelhut, D. J., Mills, K., Natarajan, U., Gong, X., Nelson, B. (2015). Performance, Self-Efficacy, and Socioeconomic Status: The Implementation of an Immersive Virtual Environment-Based Science Assessment in Diverse School Environments. American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Gong, X., Bergey, B. W., Ketelhut, D. J., Mills, K., Coon, A. (2015). The Impact of Prior Knowledge and Self-efficacy on Students’ Performance in the Virtual Environment. National Association of Research in Science Teaching. Chicago, IL.
  • Mills, K., Coon, A., Natarajan, U., Ketelhut, D. J., Gong, X., Nelson, B. (2015). IVE-based Science Assessment: Multiple-Choice versus Free Response Student Performance in Diverse School Environments. National Association of Research in Science Teaching. Chicago, IL.
  • Mills, K., Ketelhut, D. J., Natarajan, U. (2015). Exploring How Students Construct Scientific Explanations During a Classroom Discussion after Implementation of an Immersive Virtual Environment. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Gothenburg, Sweden.

2014

  • Bergey, B. W., Ketelhut, D. J., Liang, S., Natarajan, U., & Karakus, M. (2014). Scientific inquiry self-efficacy and game self-efficacy as predictors and outcomes of middle school game-like science assessments. American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Ryu, M. & Ketelhut, D. J. (2014). Engage, elaborate, and evaluate! Virtual environment-based assessments of science content and practices. Science Scope. 37 (5), 44.

2013

  • Shelton, A., Natarajan, U., Ketelhut, D., Felix, D., & Teufel, C. (2013). Evaluating student understanding in virtual environment-based science assessments: Comparative measures for content knowledge and inquiry. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Puerto Rico, April 6-9, 2013.
  • Shelton, A., Natarajan, U., & Ketelhut, D.J. (2013). Modeling Inquiry Activities for Middle School Science Classrooms. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference, San Antonio, TX. April 11-14, 2013.
  • Ketelhut, D.J., Natarajan, U., & Shelton, A. (2013). Using Data from Virtual Environment-Based Assessments to Scaffold Student Demonstration of Learning and Teacher Practice Change. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Puerto Rico, April 6-9, 2013.
  • Natarajan, U., Kirchgessner, M., Schifter, C.C., Ketelhut, D.J. (2013). Middle Grade Students’ Perceptions of Virtual Environment based Assessments: SAVE Science Study. Paper to be presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) - Mar 25-29, 2013 - New Orleans, LA.
  • Schifter, C.C., Natarajan, U., Ketelhut, D.J., Carey, M., & Ryu, M. (2013). Data Driven Decision Making: Facilitating teachers’ use of Student Data to change classroom instruction. Poster presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) - Mar 25-29, 2013 - New Orleans, LA.
  • Ketelhut, D. J., Nelson, B., Sil, A., & Yates, A. (2013). Discovering what students know through data mining their problem-solving actions within the immersive virtual environment, SAVE Science. American Educational Research Association. San Francisco.
  • Ketelhut, D. J., Nelson, B., Schifter, C., & Kim, Y. (2013). Improving Science Assessments by Situating Them in a Virtual Environment. Education Sciences. 3 (2),  172.
  • Nelson, B., & Kim, Y., Foshee, C., & Slack, K. (2014). Visual signaling in virtual world-based assessments: The SAVE Science project.. Information Sciences. 264  32.
  • Shelton, A., Natarajan, U., Ketelhut, D.J., & Schifter, C. (2013). Strategic Scaffolding for Scientific Inquiry. Journal of Computing in Mathematics and Science Teaching. 32 (4), 423.

2012

  • Nelson, B., Ketelhut, D., Kim, Y., Foshee, C., & Slack, K. (2012). Design principles for creating educational virtual worlds. In C. Mouza and N. Lavigne (Eds.) Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. P. 205-223.
  • Sil, A., Shelton, A., Ketelhut, D.J., & Yates, A. (2012). Automatic Grading for Scientific Inquiry. In: Proceedings of the NAACL-HLT 7th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA-7), Montreal, QC. (bib) (slides)
  • Teufel, C., Natarajan,U., Ketelhut, D.J., Shelton, A., Kirchgessner, M., & Schifter, C.C. (2012). Designing professional development for scientific inquiry. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA) Conference, Indianapolis, IN. March 31, 2012.
  • Shelton, A. & Ketelhut, D. J. (2012, March). Comparing Student Performances, Anxieties, and Preferences between Situated, Virtual Environment Assessments and Multiple-Choice Assessments. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Indianapolis, IN, March 25-28.
  • Shelton, A., Natarajan, U., Ketelhut, D. J., Nelson, B.C., & Schifter, C. C. (2012, February). Digital Tracking Ethnography of Virtual Test Takers. Paper presented at the Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, February 24-25, 2012.

2011

  • Natarajan, U., Shelton, A., Schifter, C., & Ketelhut, D.J. (2011). Building a University-Teacher partnership. Paper presented at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference, June 27-29 Philadelphia, PA.
  • Majerich, D. M., Schifter, C. C., Shelton, A., & Ketelhut, D. J. (2011, April). Effects of Reading-While-Listening Affordance on Students’ Scientific Hypotheses and Supporting Evidence Developed in an Inquiry-based, Virtual Environment Assessment. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 8-12.

  • Schifter, C.C., Ketelhut, D.J., and Nelson, B.C. (2011, March 9). Middle school children participation in an immersive virtual game environment, presence, and Piaget's stages of development. Presented at the 22nd International Conference Society for Informatino Technology & Teacher Education, March 9, 2011, Nashville, TN.
  • Shelton, A., Natarajan, U., Schifter, C.C., and Kane, T.L. (2011). Towards a Model of Building a Teacher-University Group Partnership. Presented at the 22nd International Conference Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, March 10, Nashville, TN.

2010

  •  Ketelhut, D.J., and Nelson, B.C. (2010, October). Presence, Piaget's stages of development and middle school children participation in an immersive virtual game environment. Presented at the International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2010), October 16, 2010, Timisoara, Romania.
  • Majerich, D, Ketelhut, D.J., Schifter, C., Nelson, B., and Kim, Y. (2010, July 1). Reviving Dewey’s “Reflective Thinking” Framework for the Design of Problems in Virtual Learning Environment-based Assessments of Content and Inquiry. Poster presented at the International Conference on Learning Sciences. Chicago.
  • Ketelhut, D.J. (2010, June). How to design immersive virtual worlds to assess understanding of science content and process. Poster presented for the Game, Learning and Society Conference. Madison, WI.

  • Nelson, B, Ketelhut, D.J., Schifter, C., Mudegowder, D., Freeman, Z., Kim, Y. (2010, May 2). Improving Science Assessments by Situating Them in a Virtual Environment: The SAVE Science Project. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting. Denver, CO.

  • Ketelhut, D.J. (2010, April). Assessing science understanding with immersive virtual worlds. Paper presented at the Immersive Education Conference. Chestnut Hill, MA.
  • Ketelhut, D.J., Nelson, B., Schifter, C., Majerich, D., McCormack, P., Shelton, A., Kane, T. (2010, March 19). SAVE Science: Learning What Students Really Know About Science Using Virtual Environments. Poster presented at National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Schifter, C., Ketelhut, D.J., and Nelson, B. (2010). Presence theory and virtual games: a case of save science. Paper presented at the Society for Informational Technology and Teacher Education. San Diego.

  • Schifter, C., Ketelhut, D.J., & Nelson, B. (in press). Presence and middle school student's participation in a virtual game environment to assess scientific inquiry. Journal of Educational Technology and Society.

  • Nelson, B., Ketelhut, D.J., and Schifter, C. (2010). Exploring Cognitive Load in Immersive Educational Games: The SAVE Science Project. International Journal for Gaming and Computer Mediated Simulations 2 (1), 31-39.
  • Ketelhut, D.J. (2010, June). Using Immersive virtual environments for assessment: motivation, affordances and constraints. Invited presentation for the Games, Learning and Society Conference. Madison, WI.
  • Ketelhut, D.J., Nelson, B., and Schifter, C. (2010, May 3). Workshop: Educational Research in the Virtual World. Invited workshop co-presenter at the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning SIG at AERA. Denver, CO. 46
  • Majerich, D., Ketelhut, D.J., Schifter, C., Nelson, B., and Kim, Y. (2010). Reviving Dewey’s “Reflective Thinking” Framework for the Design of Problems in Virtual Learning Environment-based Assessments of Content and Inquiry. Proceedings of the International Conference on Learning Sciences. Chicago.
  • Schifter, C., Ketelhut, D.J., & Nelson, B. (2010). Presence, piaget’s stages of development and middle school children participation in an immersive virtual game environment. In Kinshuk, Demetrios G Sampson, J. Michael Spector, Pedro Isaías, Dirk Ifenthaler and Radu Vasiu (Eds), Proceedings of the iadis international conference on cognition and exploratory learning in the digital age (celda 2010). p 79-86.
  • Ketelhut, D.J., Nelson, B., Schifter, C., and Kim, Y. (2010). Using immersive virtual environments to assess science content understanding: the impact of context. In Kinshuk, Demetrios G Sampson, J. Michael Spector, Pedro Isaías, Dirk Ifenthaler and Radu Vasiu (Eds), Proceedings of the iadis international conference on cognition and exploratory learning in the digital age (celda 2010). p 227-230.