Meet the Team that worked on the visualization study.
Learning chemistry is a universal endeavor that is addressed in a variety of settings and cultures and the availability of the Internet draws chemistry instructors and researchers even closer together. We feel that this team is uniquely qualified to make innovative tools based on our diverse cultural backgrounds and complementary research expertise.
Digital Ambassador - Dr. Resa Kelly has considerable experience with the design and study of animations. She is an associate professor at San Jose State University and also teaches general chemistry students and pre-service science teachers. http://www.sjsu.edu/people/resa.kelly/
Dr. Sarah Hansen who specializes in eye tracking research, teaches General Chemistry laboratory students at Columbia University, researches how students view chemistry information, and facilitates professional development for high school science teachers, will lead eye-tracking studies for this project. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/chemistry/staff-bios/hansen/staff.html
Dr. Villalta-Cerdas teaches General and Introductory Chemistry at CSU-Bakersfield. He has researched the nature of students’ explanations and brings expertise in how to approach independent and collaborative learning. He will assist with the development of critical questions and assessment items and will test the framework in naturalistic settings. http://avc-chemed.com
Dr. Sevil Akaygün of Boğaziçi University has considerable experience in the design and study of animations and works with pre-service teachers. She will serve as our Turkish collaborator. http://www.fed.boun.edu.tr/default.asp?MainId=3&SubMainId=6&SubMainId2=22&Op=Detail&Id=101