Biography: Jodi Asbell-Clarke
Program/Areas of Interest
Virtual Learning; Gaming; Science Education
Jodi is the director of the Educational Gaming Environments group (EdGE) at TERC. EdGE is a team of educational researchers and developers working to understand the unique opportunities offered by various digital environments and how they can transform STEM learning. EdGE is currently working with Virtual Space Entertainment (VSE) to design, implement, and study, Martian Boneyards, a prototype game for all ages (14+) about biological evolution in Blue Mars (http://www.bluemarsonline.com) to be released in Spring 2010.
Jodi is currently the Principal Investigator of the Martian Boneyards project. She has also led research projects in online learning such as Learning Science Online, a study of 40 online science courses for teachers and curriculum development projects such as Investigating Astronomy and Hands-On Universe. She is also currently a co-PI of The Inquiry Project, a learning progression in matter for elementary children.
- Focus on Education: Visiting the Radio Universe Jodi Asbell-Clarke (2003) Mercury Magazine 32 (3).
- Learning Science Online: A Descriptive Study of Online Science Courses for Teachers Jodi Asbell-Clarke and Elizabeth Rowe (2007) Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 11(3).
- Learning Science Online: What matters for science teachers? Jodi Asbell-Clarke and Elizabeth Rowe (2008) Journal of Interactive Online Learning 7 (2).
- Scaffolding Inquiry for At-Risk Science Learners Jodi Asbell-Clarke (2008)
- Teaching Strategies Affecting the Implementation of an Inquiry-Based Science Curriculum with ELLs Jodi Asbell-Clarke (2009)
International Society of the Learning Sciences, American Education Research Association, National Science Teachers Association, Astronomical Society of the Pacific