of Education and Learning Sciences
CollaboraMath is a new project in development during 2002 at Stanford's Center for Innovations in learning.
The focus is on collaborative learning of mathematics at the middle school level initially, using wirelessly connected handheld computers.
The CollaboraMath Project is a team project directed by Roy Pea with Stanford Professors Shelley Goldman, Dan Schwartz, Brigid Barron and Rachel Lotan, and SRI researchers from the Center for Technology in Learning including Jeremy Roschelle, Phil Vahey, Charlie Patton and John Brecht. Collaboramath is a project in the vein we developed in the WILD initiative at SRI - Wireless Internet Learning Devices. For the intriguing new properties in the WILD for learning, see Roschelle and Pea's 2002 CSCL presentation
We will be leveraging NSF-funded curriculum and learning technology development projects including MMAP (Middle-School Mathematics through Applications Project: Stanford) and SimCalc (SRI and U. Mass., Dartmouth).
We are experimenting with a variety of handheld computing platforms and system architectures for enabling flexibly adaptive learning activities design, implementation, and research on learning and teaching processes and outcomes.
The empirical papers that developed from this project are presented in:
Goldman, S., Pea, R., Maldonado, H., Martin, L., & White, T. (2004). Functioning in the wireless classroom. In Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (WMTE'04, pp. 75-82). New York: IEEE Press.
Goldman, S., Pea, R., & Maldonado, H. (2004). Emerging social engineering in the wireless classroom. In Kafai, Y., Saldoval, W., Enyedy, N., Nixon, A.S., & Herrera, F. (Eds.), Embracing Diversity in the Learning Sciences: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS’04, pp. 222-230). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
White, Tobin (2006). Code talk: Student discourse and participation with networked handhelds. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 1(3), 359-382.
White, Tobin (2008). Debugging an Artifact, Instrumenting a Bug: Dialectics of Instrumentation and Design in Technology-Rich Learning Environments. International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning, 13, 1–26.