Computer Laboratory

TEL Reading Group

Technology Enhanced Learning Reading Group

In conjunction with the Rutherford Schools Physics Partnership, we have established a Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) reading group to explore the literature surrounding tools to support teaching and learning. If you are interested in participating, you can sign up to the mailing list cl-technology-enhanced-learning-reading-group

Recent Reading Group Papers

  • Discussion meeting: 09/11/2015 @ 09:30am in DTG Meeting Room - Reisslein, J., Reisslein, M., & Seeling, P. (2006). Comparing Static Fading with Adaptive Fading to Independent Problem Solving: The Impact on the Achievement and Attitudes of High School Students Learning Electrical Circuit Analysis. Journal of Engineering Education, 95(3), 217–226. doi:10.1002/j.2168-9830.2006.tb00894.x
  • Discussion meeting: 02/11/2015 @ 09:30am in DTG Meeting Room - Muldner, K., Lam, R., & Chi, M. T. H. (2014). Comparing learning from observing and from human tutoring. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(1), 69–85.
  • Discussion meeting: 26/10/2015 @ 09:30am in DTG Meeting Room - Van Merriënboer, J. J. G. (2013). Perspectives on problem solving and instruction. Computers & Education, 64, 153–160. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2012.11.025
  • Discussion meeting: 19/10/2015 @ 09:30am in DTG Meeting Room - Cummins, S., Beresford, A.R. and Rice, A. (2015). Supporting Scalable Authentication and Data Sharing in Online Education, to be submitted for peer review in October 2015. First draft available: here (Internal access only - sorry)
  • Discussion meeting: 12/10/2015 @ 09:30am in DTG Meeting Room - Cummins, S., Stead, A., Jardine-Wright, L., Davies, I., Beresford, A.R. and Rice, A. (2015). Investigating the Use of Hints in Online Problem Solving, to be submitted for peer review in October 2015. First draft available: here (Internal access only - sorry)
  • Discussion meeting: 08/10/2015 @ 09:30am in DTG Meeting Room - Margaryan, A., Bianco, M., & Littlejohn, A. (2014). Instructional Quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Computers & Education, 80, 77–83. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2014.08.005
  • Discussion meeting: 01/06/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Devolder, A., van Braak, J., & Tondeur, J. (2012). Supporting self-regulated learning in computer-based learning environments: systematic review of effects of scaffolding in the domain of science education. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 28(6), 557–573. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2729.2011.00476.x
  • Discussion meeting: 18/05/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Vygotsky, L.S., edited by Michael Cole, (1978) Mind in Society: The development of higher psychological process (Zone of proximal development), pp79-91.
  • Discussion meeting: 11/05/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Eckhardt, M., Urhahne, D., Conrad, O., & Harms, U. (2012). How effective is instructional support for learning with computer simulations? Instructional Science, 41(1), 105–124. doi:10.1007/s11251-012-9220-y
  • Discussion meeting: 27/04/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Gibson, V., Jardine-Wright, L., Bateman, E. (2015). An Investigation into the Impact of Question Structure on the Performance of First Year Physics Undergraduate Students at the University of Cambridge. Available here
  • Discussion meeting: 16/03/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Shatte, A., & Holdsworth, J. (2014). Hand-Held Mobile Augmented Reality for Collaborative Problem Solving: A Case Study with Sorting. In 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 91–99). IEEE. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2014.20
  • Discussion meeting: 09/03/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Myneni, L. S., Narayanan, N. H., Rebello, S., Rouinfar, A., & Pumtambekar, S. (2013). An Interactive and Intelligent Learning System for Physics Education. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 6(3), 228–239. doi:10.1109/TLT.2013.26
  • Discussion meeting: 23/02/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Anand, A., Kothiyal, A., Rajendran, B., & Murthy, S. (2014). Guided Problem Solving and Group Programming: A Technology-Enhanced Teaching-Learning Strategy for Engineering Problem Solving. In 2014 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Technology for Education (pp. 126–133). IEEE. doi:10.1109/T4E.2014.10
  • Discussion meeting: 16/02/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Guerra, J., Sahebi, S., Lin, Y.-R., & Brusilovsky, P. (2014). The Problem Solving Genome: Analyzing Sequential Patterns of Student Work with Parameterized Exercises. In Educational Data Mining conference, July 4th - July 7th, London (pp. 84–91). available here
  • Discussion meeting: 09/02/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Laverty, J., & Kortemeyer, G. (2012). Function plot response: A scalable system for teaching kinematics graphs. American Journal of Physics, 80(8), 724. doi:10.1119/1.4719112
  • Discussion meeting: 02/02/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Cummins, S., Davies, I., Rice, A., and Beresford, A.R. (2015). Equality: A tool for free-form equation editing, to be submitted for publication in Feb 2015. First draft available: here (Internal access only - sorry)
  • Discussion meeting: 19/01/2015 @ 10:00am in DTG Meeting Room - Clow, D. (2013). MOOCs and the funnel of participation. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge - LAK ’13 (p. 185). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. Retrieved from doi:10.1145/2460296.2460332
  • Discussion meeting: 01/12/2014 @ 09:45am in DTG Meeting Room - Muir, T. (2014). Google, Mathletics and Khan Academy: students’ self-initiated use of online mathematical resources. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 26(4), 833–852 Retrieved from doi:10.1007/s13394-014-0128-5
  • Discussion meeting: 17/11/2014 @ 09:45am in DTG Meeting Room - Pol, H. J., Harskamp, E. G., Suhre, C. J. M., & Goedhart, M. J. (2008). The Effect of Hints and Model Answers in a Student-Controlled Problem-Solving Program for Secondary Physics Education. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 17(4), 410–425. Retrieved from doi:10.1007/s10956-008-9110-x
  • Special draft paper discussion meeting: 10/11/2014 @ 09:45am in DTG Meeting Room - Cummins, S., Beresford, A. R. & Rice, A. "Investigating Engagement with In-Video Quiz Questions in a Programming Course" Available as: Pre-submission Draft (This is only available internally at the moment - sorry)
  • Discussion meeting: 03/11/2014 @ 09:45am in DTG Meeting Room - Sabella, M. S., & Redish, E. F. (2007). Knowledge organization and activation in physics problem solving. American Journal of Physics, 75(11), 1017. doi:10.1119/1.2746359 Retrieved from doi:10.1119/1.2746359
  • Discussion meeting: 27/10/2014 @ 09:45am in DTG Meeting Room - Hamari, J., Koivisto, J., & Sarsa, H. (2014). Does Gamification Work? – A Literature Review of Empirical Studies on gamification. In Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, USA, January 6-9, 2014. Retrieved from doi:10.1109/HICSS.2014.377
  • Discussion meeting: 20/10/2014 @ 09:45am in DTG Meeting Room - Denny, P. (2013). The effect of virtual achievements on student engagement. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI ’13 (p. 763). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. Retrieved from doi:10.1145/2470654.2470763
  • Discussion meeting: 13/10/2014 @ 09:45am in DTG Meeting Room - Davis, H. C., Dickens, K., Leon Urrutia, M., Sanchéz Vera, M. del M., & White, S. (2014, April 1). MOOCs for Universities and Learners An analysis of motivating factors. Retrieved from DOI: 10.11120/ened.2013.00005
  • Discussion meeting: 06/10/2014 @ 09:45am in DTG Meeting Room - Thomas, C., Badger, M., Ventura-Medina, E., & Sangwin, C. (2013). Puzzle-based Learning of Mathematics in Engineering. Engineering Education, 8(1), 122–134. doi:10.11120/ened.2013.00005 Retrieved from DOI: 10.11120/ened.2013.00005
  • Discussion meeting: 29/09/2014 @ 09:45am in DTG Meeting Room - Chi, M. T. H. (2009). Active-Constructive-Interactive: A Conceptual Framework for Differentiating Learning Activities. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1(1), 73–105. doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2008.01005.x Retrieved from DOI: 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2008.01005.x
  • Special talk from Diarmid Campbell, I want to study engineering project, University of Cambridge: 22/09/2014 @ 09:45pm-11:00am in SS03, Computer Laboratory - I Want To Study Engineering - Games investigation - A thorough review of educational games with video demonstrations. (Link to presentation to follow).
  • Special talk from Dr Sanjoy Mahajan, Director of Digital Residential Learning, MIT: 05/09/2014 @ 2:00pm in SS03, Computer Laboratory - Dr Mahajan will talk about about MIT's digital residential education, pedagogical features of digital tools that help learning, and collaboration. He will discuss some specific questions about MITx, and about the open source tool NB that they have developed for collaborative working by students. Dr Mahajan was formerly a fellow at Corpus Christi College and lectured in the Cavendish Laboratory. He is the author of two books - on qualitative methods in mathematics for solving physics problems, and on estimation methods of understanding physics (the basis of the estimation evenings we run in Cambridge, started by him). He has been heavily involved in e-learning on his return to Cambridge, Mass. as well as completing books.
  • Discussion meeting: 18/06/2014 @ 09:30am in DTG Meeting Room - (Last meeting before summer break) Sangwin, C. (2004). Assessing mathematics automatically using computer algebra and the internet. Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, 23(1), 1–14. doi:10.1093/teamat/23.1.1 Retrieved from DOI: 10.1093/teamat/23.1.1
  • Discussion meeting: 16/06/2014 @ 09:30am in DTG Meeting Room - Wood, D., Bruner, J. S., & Ross, G. (1976). THE ROLE OF TUTORING IN PROBLEM SOLVING. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 17(2), 89–100. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.1976.tb00381.x Retrieved from DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1976.tb00381.x
  • Discussion meeting: 09/06/2014 @ 3:30pm in DTG Meeting Room - Arto Vihavainen, Thomas Vikberg, Matti Luukkainen, and Martin Pärtel. 2013. Scaffolding students' learning using test my code. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 117-122. Retrieved from DOI:10.1145/2462476.2462501
  • Discussion meeting: 19/05/2014 @ 10am in DTG Meeting Room - Hsiao, I.-H., Sosnovsky, S., & Brusilovsky, P. (2010). Guiding students to the right questions: adaptive navigation support in an E-Learning system for Java programming. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26(4), 270–283. .x Retrieved from doi:10.1111/j.1365-2729.2010.00365
  • Discussion meeting: 28/04/2014 @ 10am in DTG Meeting Room - Hatzipanagos, S., & Warburton, S. (2009). Feedback as dialogue: exploring the links between formative assessment and social software in distance learning. Learning, Media and Technology, 34(1), 45–59. Retrieved from doi:10.1080/17439880902759919
  • Discussion meeting: 03/03/2014 @ 10am in DTG Meeting Room - Nah, F.-H., Telaprolu, V., Rallapalli, S., & Venkata, P. (2013). Gamification of Education Using Computer Games. In S. Yamamoto (Ed.), Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information and Interaction for Learning, Culture, Collaboration and Business, SE - 12 (Vol. 8018, pp. 99–107). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39226-9_12 Retrieved from doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39226-9_12
  • Discussion meeting: 24/02/2014 @ 10am in DTG Meeting Room - Hakulinen, L., Auvinen, T., & Korhonen, A. (2013). Empirical Study on the Effect of Achievement Badges in TRAKLA2 Online Learning Environment. In 2013 Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (pp. 47–54). IEEE. doi:10.1109/LaTiCE.2013.34 Retrieved from doi:10.1109/LaTiCE.2013.34
  • Discussion meeting: 03/02/2014 @ 10am in DTG Meeting Room - Watson, C., Li, F. W. B., & Godwin, J. L. (2013). Predicting Performance in an Introductory Programming Course by Logging and Analyzing Student Programming Behavior. In 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (pp. 319–323). IEEE. Retrieved from doi:10.1109/ICALT.2013.99
  • Discussion meeting: 27/01/2014 @ 10am in DTG Meeting Room - Harskamp, E., & Suhre, C. (2007). Schoenfeld’s problem solving theory in a student controlled learning environment. Computers & Education, 49(3), 822–839. Retrieved from
  • Discussion meeting: 20/01/2014 @ 10am in DTG Meeting Room - Ross, S. M., & Bolton, J. P. R. (2002). Physica: A Computer Environment for Physics Problem-Solving. Interactive Learning Environments, 10(2), 157–175. doi:10.1076/ilee.
  • Discussion meeting: 13/01/2014 @ 10am in DTG Meeting Room - Grasha, A. F., & Yangarber-Hicks, N. (2000). Integrating Teaching Styles and Learning Styles with Instructional Technology. College Teaching, 48(1), 2–10. doi:10.1080/87567550009596080M
  • Discussion meeting: 16/12/2013 @ 10am in DTG Meeting Room - Jonassen, D., Davidson, M., Collins, M., Campbell, J., & Haag, B. B. (1995). Constructivism and computer mediated communication in distance education. American Journal of Distance Education, 9(2), 7–26. doi:10.1080/08923649509526885
  • Discussion meeting: 09/12/2013 @ 10am in DTG Meeting Room - Ertmer, P. A., & Newby, T. J. (1993). Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism: Comparing Critical Features from an Instructional Design Perspective. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 6(4), 50–72.
  • Discussion meeting: 02/12/2013 @ 10am in SW00 - Kop, R., Fournier, H., & Mak, J. (2011). A pedagogy of abundance or a pedagogy to support human beings? Participant support on massive open online courses. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(7). Retrieved from