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Touchscreen-Based Haptic Information Access for Assisting Blind and Visually-Impaired Users: Perceptual Parameters and Design Guidelines

Touchscreen-based smart devices, such as smartphones and tablets, offer great promise for providing blind and visually-impaired (BVI) users with a means for accessing graphics non-visually. However, they also offer novel challenges as they were primarily developed for use as a visual interface. This paper studies key usability parameters governing accurate rendering of haptically-perceivable graphical materials.

Author/Presenter: 
Hari Prasath Palani
Jennifer L. Tennison
G. Bernard Giudice
Nicholas A. Giudice
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 

This paper studies key usability parameters governing accurate rendering of haptically-perceivable graphical materials

Comparing Haptic Pattern Matching on Tablets and Phones: Large Screens Are Not Necessarily Better

Significance: Touchscreen-based, multimodal graphics represent an area of increasing research in digital access for individuals with blindness or visual impairments; yet, little empirical research on the effects of screen size on graphical exploration exists. This work probes if and whenmore screen area is necessary in supporting a patternmatching task.

Author/Presenter: 
Jennifer L. Tennison
Zachary S. Carril
Nicholas A. Giudice
Jenna L. Gorlewicz
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 

The current study investigates two questions: (1) Do screen size and grid density impact a user's accuracy on pattern-matching tasks? (2) Do screen size and grid density impact a user's time on task?

The complex interplay between examples and proving: Where are we and where should we head?

Our work suggests re-conceptualization of research concerning students’ over reliance on example-based reasoning, moving from a view of such reasoning as a stumbling block to quickly overcome toward a view of such reasoning as a necessary and critical foundation in learning to prove. We have extended prior research and have developed a comprehensive analytic framework (CAPS: Criteria-Affordances-Purposes-Strategies) for characterizing and making sense of the roles and uses of examples in proving-related activities of secondary school students, undergraduate students, and mathematicians.
Author/Presenter: 
Orit Zaslavsky
Eric Knuth
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 

Our work suggests re-conceptualization of research concerning students’ over reliance on example-based reasoning, moving from a view of such reasoning as a stumbling block to quickly overcome toward a view of such reasoning as a necessary and critical foundation in learning to prove.

The Use of Theory in Research on Broadening Participation in PreK–12 STEM Education: Information and guidance for prospective DRK–12 grantees

This paper seeks to provide a resource for prospective DRK–12 grantees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK–12 grantees are using in their research on broadening participation.

Author/Presenter: 
Arthur Powell
Natalie Nielsen
Malcolm Butler
Cory Buxton
Odis Johnson, Jr.
Leanne Ketterlin-Geller
Jennifer Stiles
Catherine McCulloch
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 

This paper seeks to provide a resource for prospective DRK-12 awardees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK-12 awardees are using in their research on broadening participation.

Dissemination Toolkit: Policy Outreach

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Why Communicate with Legislators and Their Staff?

Funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) is contingent on legislative support. Because of this, it is important for NSF awardees to communicate with legislators about the value and importance of their projects. This is especially true for legislators who sit on committees relevant to STEM education.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

Funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) is contingent on legislative support. Because of this, it is important for NSF awardees to communicate with legislators about the value and importance of their projects.

Tips for Building Professional Networks

This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for building professional networks.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

This tool is designed for early career STEM education researchers to offer tips for building professional networks. The advice largely comes from National Science Foundation-funded awardees and early career researchers and developers who have graciously shared information
about their own networking experiences.

Tips for Writing for Publication

This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for writing for publication.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

This tool is designed for early career STEM education researchers to offer tips for writing for publication. The advice largely comes from National Science Foundation-funded awardees who have graciously shared information about their own writing and publishing experiences.

Tips for Pursuing Non-Academic Careers

This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for pursuing non-academic careers.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

This tool is designed for early career STEM education researchers to offer tips for pursuing careers outside of academia. The advice largely
comes from National Science Foundation-funded awardees who have graciously shared information about their own career pathways, work experiences, and perspectives.

Tips for Pursuing Academic Careers

This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for pursuing academic careers.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

This tool is designed for early career STEM education researchers to offer tips for pursuing careers in academia. The advice largely comes from National Science Foundation-funded awardees who have graciously shared information about their own career pathways, work experiences, and perspectives.

Tips for Developing NSF Proposals

This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for writing NSF proposals. 
Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

This tool is designed for early career STEM education researchers to offer tips for writing grant proposals. The advice largely comes from National Science Foundation-funded awardees who have graciously shared information about their own proposal writing experiences. Their perspectives are a good complement to the official NSF guidelines.

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