I am a member of CLOE -- The
Learning Object Exchange. My primary research interest in this
is to develop new educational tools for computer science
I am also a member of ACM SIGCSE
-- the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education.
Current Research Projects
The project Advancing Evidence-based Nursing Practice with
Hand-held Technology with Suzanne Coffey, Andre Kushniruk,
AdelineFalk-Rafael, Stephen Chen, Lesley Beagrie, Janice Clark, Nancy
Johnston, and Lisa Cicutto has been funded by The Change Foundation.
This project will focus on implementing a best practice guideline (BPG)
for adult asthma care onto a personal digital assistant (PDA). A
learning object will be developed to help train the nurses to use the
BPG and PDA.
The project Understanding Mathematical Relations through
Learning Objects is developing learning objects for the Ontario grade 9
mathematics curriculum unit on relations. The learning object
will include a gesture-friendly interface component.
As a result of the UWO
Symposium on Digital Mathematical Performance, I am developing a
digitial mathematical performance for the topic of balanced equations
with my symposium working group. I hope to be able to do some
field testing on this work while I am teaching in Ghana.
Peer-Reviewed Conference ProceedingsS. Chen, S. Khan, A. Moghaddam, I. Namukasa, and D. Stanley. (2007) “A Digital Mathematical Performance to Support the Physical Embodiment of Balanced Equations.” To appear in the Proceedings of the 31st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. July 8-13, 2007, Seoul, Korea. (full-length version in 2006 Fields Institute Symposium proceedings)
Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations
S. Coffey, A.
Falk-Rafael, E. Peisachovich, S. Chen, L. Beagrie, D. Harnanansingh, J.
Smith, H. Laranjo, J. Siemon, G. Pitt, and W. Chen. "Advancing
Evidence-Based Best Nursing Practice Using Hand-Held Technology."
The Sigma Theta Tau 18th International Nursing Research Congress,
Vienna, Austria. July 11, 2007.
S.Chen. "Gesture Friendly Interfaces
and other Tools to Help Teachers Teach with Gesture." IRLT seminar,
Toronto, ON. October 2006.
S. Chen. "Iconic Programming – Teaching
Programming without the Syntax." The Association for Computer
Studies Educators, 8th Conference, Mississagua, ON. November 2006.
S. Chen. "Blending Courses with
Course Archives and 'Webtexts'." TEL@York, Toronto, ON. April 2006.
S. Chen. "Iconic
Programmer: A Visualization Tool for Teaching
Concepts without Context." Leading Learning 2005, Toronto, ON.
Developing and Sustaining Nursing Leadership
Learning Objects in the CLOE database
"Webtexts" (organized sets of on-line
Gesture Friendly Interfaces
Learning Objects for Grade 9 Mathematics
(with Gesture Friendly Interfaces)