Publications

Journal Publications and Conference Presentations with Proceedings

Puttick, G., Strawhacker, A., Bernstein, D., & Sylvan, E. (2014). It’s Not As Bad As Using the Toaster All The Time – Designing Trade Offs In A Scratch Game About Energy Use. In Proc. of the ICLS  June 23 – 27, 2014, Boulder, CO. [pdf]

Asbell-Clarke, J. Rowe, E. Sylvan, E., (2013). Dwelling and Indwelling: How Games Nurture, Reveal and Measure Tacit Knowledge. In Proc of CHI’13 April 27-May 2, Paris, France.

Sylvan, E., Asbell-Clarke, J., Fraser, J., Gupta, R. & Rowe, E. (2013.) It’s Not Who I Am, It’s What I Do: How Youth Gamer Identity and Beliefs about Social Perception Relates to their Science Understanding. In Proc of Digital Games Research Association (DIGRA 2013) August 26-29, Atlanta, GA.

Asbell-Clarke, J. Rowe, E. Sylvan, E., (2013) Indwelling in Science: Measuring Tacit Learning in a Physics Game. In Proc of Digital Games Research Association (DIGRA 2013) August 26-29, Atlanta, GA.

Asbell-Clarke, J. Rowe, E., Sylvan, E., & Baker, R. (2013). Working through Impulse: Assessment of Emergent Learning in a Physics Game. Proc. of Games + Learning + Society (GLS 9.0.) Madison, Wisconsin. [pdf]

Asbell-Clarke, J., Edwards, T., Larsen, J., Rowe, E., Sylvan, E., & Hewitt, J. (2012). Martian Boneyards: Scientific Inquiry in an MMO Game. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2(1), 52-76. doi:10.4018/ijgbl.2012010104. [pdf]

Sylvan, E., Larsen, J., Asbell-Clarke, J. & Edwards, T. (2012). The Canary’s Not Dead, It’s Just Resting: The Productive Failure of a Science-Based Augmented-Reality Game. Proc. of Games + Learning + Society (GLS 8.0.) Madison, Wisconsin, USA. [pdf]

Asbell-Clarke, J & Sylvan, E. (2012) Martian Boneyards: Can a Community of Players be a Community of Practice? Proc. of CHI ’12, May 05 – 10 2012, Austin, TX, USA. ACM New York, NY, 409-418. [pdf]

Sylvan, E. (2010). Predicting influence in an online community of creators. In Proc. of CHI ’10. April 10 – 15, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. ACM New York, NY, 1913-1916. [pdf]

Sylvan, E. A. (2010). Predicting social influence and project influence in Online Communities of Creators. In Proc. of the ICLS ’09 Vol.2 June 29 – July 02, 2010, Chicago, Illinois, 455-457.

Shneiderman, B., Fischer, G., Czerwinski, M. Resnick, M., Myers, B., Candy, L., Edmonds, E., Eisenberg, M., Giaccardi, E., Hewett, T., Jennings, P., Kules, W., Nakakoji, K., Nunamaker, J., Pausch, R., Selker, T., Sylvan, E., Terry, M. (2006). Creativity support tools: Report from a U. S. National Science Foundation Sponsored Workshop. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 20(2), 61-77. [pdf]

Sylvan, E. (2006). Who knows whom in a virtual learning network?: applying social network analysis to communities of learners at the computer clubhouse. In Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Learning Sciences, Bloomington, Indiana, June 27 – July 01, 2006, International Society of the Learning Sciences, 758-764. [pdf]

Seitinger S, Sylvan E, Zuckerman O, Popovic M, & Zuckerman O. (2006). A New Playground Experience: Going Digital. In G. Olson & R.  Jeffries (Eds), Proc. Of CHI 2006, ACM, New York, NY 303-308. [pdf]

Sylvan E. (2005). Methodologies for Understanding Social Creativity During Collaborative Design Activities: A Proposal. In JS Gero  and ML Maher.  Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design VI, Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydney, Australia, 365-374. [pdf]

Book Chapters and Reports

Sylvan, E. (2009). The Computer Clubhouse Village: An Intranet For Sharing and Connecting. Kafai, Y, Peppler, K, & Chapman, R. The Computer Clubhouse: Creativity and Constructionism in Youth Communities. New York: Teachers College Press. [pdf]

Hewett T, Czerwinski M, Terry M, Nunamaker J, Candy L, Kules B, and Sylvan E. (2005). Creativity Support Tool Evaluation Methods and Metrics. In the NSF Report of Workshop on Creativity Support Tools, September 2005. [pdf]

Shneiderman B, Fischer G, Czerwinski M, Resnick M, Myers B, Candy L, Edmonds E, Eisenberg M, Giaccardi E, Hewett T, Jennings P, Kules B, Nakakoji K, Nunamaker J, Pausch R, Selker T, Sylvan E, Terry M. (2005). White Paper on Creativity Support Tools Workshop. In NSF Report of Workshop on Creativity Support Tools, September 2005. [pdf]

Conference Presentations without Proceedings

Sylvan, E., Dicus, E., McGary, K., & Sand, P. (2015). LivingData: An Open Source Environmental Monitoring Toolkit for Learners and Their Communities. FabLearn2015. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Asbell-Clarke, J. & Sylvan, E. (2012). The Influence of Players’ Interactivity and Identity on Social Games Design for Learning.  #Influence12 Symposium & Workshop. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. [pdf]

Rowe, E., Zalles, D., Sylvan, E., & Hancock, C. (2011). Learning Data Literacy Skills and Concepts in Two Games: Question Detective and Space Chase. Children’s Learning in Videogame and Academic Settings symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting.  Montreal, Canada.

Asbell-Clarke, J., Edwards, T, Larsen, J., Rowe, E., Sylvan, E., & Hewitt, J. (2011). Collaborative Scientific Inquiry in Arcadia: An MMO gaming environment on Blue Mars. American Educational Research Association. Received the AERA ARVEL SIG Emerging Scholar Award.

Peppler, K., Kafai, Y., Rusk, N., Beals, L., Bers, M., Breslow, G., Chapman, R., Martin, C., Barron, B., Wise, S., Millner, A., Rusk, N., Resnick, M., Cooke, S., Sylvan, E., Cole, M. (2009). The Computer Clubhouse Learning Model: Learning Inquiry, Collaboration, and the Development of 21st Century Skills in Informal Learning Spaces. 2009 American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

Sylvan, E. (2005). Social Network Analysis of Learning Networks. Boston Learning Technology Conference, Museum of Science, Boston, MA.

Sylvan E. (2005). Integrating Aesthetic, Engineering, and Scientific Understanding in a Hands-on Design Activity. Interaction Design for Children, Boulder, CO.

Fujimori Y, Sylvan E, & Alibali M. (1997). Gestures in the classroom in Japan and the United States. Twenty-seventh Annual Jean Piaget Symposium, Santa Monica, CA.

Sylvan E, Fujimori Y, & Kawanaka T. (1997). The functions of teachers’ gestures: What’s the point? Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.