Nitasha Mathayas

Post Doctoral Researcher

Projects


Generalized Embodied Modeling to support Science through Technology Enhanced Play (GEM-STEP) - current


The project will develop and research a new Mixed Reality environment (MR) that leverages play and embodiment as resources for integrating computational modeling into the modeling cycle as part of science instruction for elementary students.


Gesture Augmented Simulations for Supporting Explanations


GRASP (GestuRe Augmented Simulations for supporting exPlanations) is an NSF-funded collaboration between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Concord Consortium. The goal of this project is to understand the role that gestures play in rea...


Embodied Learning Augmented through Simulation Theaters for Interacting with Cross-Cutting Concepts in Science


ELASTIC3S (Embodied Learning Augmented through Simulation Theaters for Interacting with Cross-Cutting Concepts in  Science) is an NSF Cyberlearning research project conducted by an interdisciplinary team of learning scientists and computer scientists a...


Learning to Teach for Epistemic Agency


The objective of this project is to examine teacher learning around supporting students’ epistemic agency: having students take ownership over the intellectual work of doing science and making decisions about how that work should proceed. This project ...


A Sustainable World


The goal for this project is to pilot the development of a linked series of courses within the established elementary teacher certification program at the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, that is focused on unders...