[Jan 2013] ILT research presented at Sixth Annual Subway Summit
Dr. Black and Saadia Khan presented their current research on using technology to promote embodied learning at the sixth annual Subway Summit on Cognition and Education Research. The daylong event brought together representatives from CUNY, Fordham, NYU, Rutgers and TC. In their talk entitled Learning world history through role-play: A comparison of surrogate embodiment and physical embodiment, they discussed their research on text reading enhanced by either of two forms of embodied cognition – physical embodiment through physical role-play or surrogate embodiment through avatar role-play in Second Life — with traditional text reading alone as a means for teaching the history of the Mughal Empire.
[Nov 2012] Teachers College and WNET to Research and Develop Mobile Games Based on Children’s Math Series Cyberchase to Teach Fractions to Kids
Teachers College and WNET have received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop prototypical mobile games to teach fractions to children ages 8-11 years old. The mobile apps will incorporate the stories, characters, math content and research of Cyberchase, WNET’s Emmy Award-winning math television series and multimedia project, into Teacher College’s research on embodied cognition theory and gesture-based simulation games.