Publications

Year Title Venue Focus
under review Computational alchemy via representational magic: epistemic affordances of re-presenting complex scientific phenomena
Blikstein, P.
JLS Bifocal Modeling
under review Programming pluralism: using learning analytics to detect patterns in novices' learning of computer programming
Blikstein, P., Worsley, M., Piech, C., Sahami, M., Cooper, S. & Koller, D.
computer science education, machine learning, process mining
JLS Multimodal Learning Analytics
in press An approach for combining Qualitative Analysis with Learning Analytics to study learning processes in open-ended environments
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
Multimodal Learning Analytics
in press Analyzing engineering design through the lens of computation
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
JLA
in press New technologies for learning and the future of public education in Brazil
Blikstein, P.
in press
Student coding styles as predictors of help-seeking behavior
Bumbacher E., Sandes A., Deutsch A., & Blikstein P.
computer science education, machine learning
AIED Multimodal Learning Analytics
in press Unraveling students’ interaction around a tangible interface using Multimodal Learning Analytics
Schneider, B. & Blikstein, P.
constructionism, data mining, interactive tabletop, machine learning, multimodal learning analytics, tangible user interface
EDM
2013
BeatTable: a tangible approach to rhythms and ratios
Bumbacher E., Deutsch A., Otero N., & Blikstein P.
knowledge-representation, mathematics education, music education, physical computing, tangible user interface
IDC
2013
The effect of Bifocal Modeling on students’ assessment of credibility
Salehi, S., Fuhrmann, T., Greene, D., & Blikstein, P.
AERA Bifocal Modeling
2013
Designing for diversely motivated learners
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
constructionism, engagement, motivation
IDC
2013
Digital Fabrication and ‘Making’ in Education: The Democratization of Invention
Blikstein, P.
constructionism, digital fabrication, invention, making
FabLab Book FabLab@School
2013 Eye tracking analysis of visual spatial engineering games
Gomes, J. S., Yassine, M., Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P
eye tracking, online games, spatial ability, visual imagery
EDM Multimodal Learning Analytics
2013
ICMI 2013 Grand Challenge Workshop on Multimodal Learning Analytics
Morency, L. Oviatt, S., Scherer, S. Weibel, N., & Worsley, M
collaboration, domain expertise, empirical and machine learning techniques, predictive data and models
ICMI Multimodal Learning Analytics
2013
Learning to paraphrase: using paraphrase detection of spoken utterances to predict learner expertise
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
engineering education, machine learning, natural language
AERA Multimodal Learning Analytics
2013
LightUp: an augmented, learning platform for electronics
Chan J., Pondicherry T., & Blikstein P.
constructionism, electronics, experimentation, tangibles
IDC LightUp
2013
Meta-modeling knowledge: Comparing model construction and model interaction in bifocal modeling
Fuhrmann, T., Salehi, S., & Blikstein, P.
IDC Bifocal Modeling
2013 Multimodal learning analytics
Blikstein, P.
LAK Multimodal Learning Analytics
2013 NetLogo: teaching with turtles and crossing curricular boundaries (abstract only)
Stonedahl, F., Weintrop, D., Blikstein, P. & Shannon, C.
SIGCSE
2013 Preparing for future learning with a tangible user interface: the case of neuroscience
Schneider B., Wallace J., Pea, R. & Blikstein P.
neuroscience, pen-based interface, tabletop, tangible user interface
IEEE TLT
2013
Programming pathways: A technique for analyzing novice programmers' learning trajectories
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
computational thinking, machine learning, programming
AIED
2013
Supporting collaborative learning of probabilities with a tangible user interface: Design and preliminary results
Schneider, B. & Blikstein, P.
collaborative learning, probability, tabletop, tangible user interface
AERA Combinatorix
2013
Towards the Development of Multimodal Action Based Assessment
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
computer vision, gesture recognition, machine learning, sequence mining
LAK Multimodal Learning Analytics
2012 1st international workshop on multimodal learning analytics: extended abstract
Scherer,S., Worsley, M. & Morency, L.
ICMI Multimodal Learning Analytics
2012
A framework for characterizing student changes in student identity during constructionist learning activities
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
engagement, engineering education, identity, motivation
Constructionism Multimodal Learning Analytics
2012
An eye for detail: techniques for using eye tracker data to explore learning in computer-mediated environments
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
agent-based modeling, machine learning, process mining, sequence mining
ICLS Multimodal Learning Analytics
2012
Bifocal Biology: Combining physical and virtual labs to support inquiry in biological systems
Fuhrmann, T., Greene, D., Salehi, S., & Blikstein, P.
ICLS Bifocal Modeling
2012
Bifocal Biology: the link between real and virtual experiments
Fuhrmann, T., Greene, D., Salehi, S., & Blikstein, P.
Constructionism Bifocal Modeling
2012 Bifocal biology: using bifocal modeling to support inquiry into real and ideal systems
Fuhrmann, T., Greene, D., Salehi, S. & Blikstein, P
epistemology, inquiry learning, modeling
Bifocal Modeling
2012 Bifocal Modeling workshop
Blikstein, P., Fuhrmann, T., Greene, D., & Salehi, S.
ICLS Bifocal Modeling
2012
Bifocal modeling: a study on the learning outcomes of comparing physical and computational models linked in real time
Blikstein, P.
ICMI Bifocal Modeling
2012 Bifocal Modeling: Combining real and virtual models for science learning in a school setting
Blikstein, P., Greene, D., Furhmann, T., & Salehi, S.
IDC Bifocal Modeling
2012 Bifocal modeling: mixing real and virtual labs for advanced science learning
Blikstein, P., Fuhrmann, T., Greene, D. & Salehi, S.
IDC Bifocal Modeling
2012
BrainExplorer: an innovative tool for teaching neuroscience
Schneider, B., Wallace, J., Pea, R. & Blikstein, P.
neuroscience, tabletop, tangible user interface
ITS BrainExplorer
2012 Building (timely) bridges between learning analytics, educational data mining and core learning sciences perspectives
Blikstein, P.
ICLS
2012
Combinatorix: a tangible user interface that supports collaborative learning of probabilities
Schneider, B., Blikstein, P. & Mackay, W.
collaborative learning, probability, tabletop, tangible user interface
ITS Combinatorix
2012 Comparing the effect of interactive tabletops and desktops on students' cognition
Salehi, S., Schneider, B. & Blikstein, P.
ITS
2012
MagneTracks: A Tangible Constructionist Toolkit for Newtonian physics
Miller, A., Rosenbaum, C. & Blikstein, P.
TEI Magnetracks
2012
Modeling How Students Learn to Program
Piech, C., Sahami, M., Koller, D., Cooper, S. & Blikstein, P.
SIGCSE
2012
Multimodal Learning Analytics: enabling the future of learning through multimodal data analysis and interfaces
Worsley, M.
human dynamics, machine learning, natural language
ICMI Multimodal Learning Analytics
2012
OpenGesture: a low-cost, easy-to-author application framework for collaborative, gesture-, and speech-based learning applications
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
collaborative learning, gesture recognition, multimodal, open microphone, open source, speech analysis and recognition
AERA Multimodal Learning Analytics
2012 Process pad: a low-cost multi-touch platform to facilitate multimodal documentation of complex learning
Salehi, S., Kim, J., Meltzer, C. & Blikstein, P.
TEI
2012
Process Pad: learning to explain, explaining to learn
Salehi, S., Kim, J., Meltzer, C. & Blikstein, P.
TEI
2012 Re-presenting complex scientific phenomena using agent-based modeling in engineering education
Blikstein, P.
ICLS
2012 The cognition of everyday machines: computational literacy and the development of everyday technological understanding
Blikstein, P. & Greene, D
assessment, computational literacy, technology education
AERA
2012 The making of minds: digital fabrication and the future of stem education
Blikstein, P.
AERA
2012 UltraLite Collaboration: a low-cost toolkit to promote collaborative learning in the classroom
Rosenbaum, C., Blikstein, P., Roschelle, J. & Schank, P.
ICLS
2012 Using automatic logging and machine learning to uncover hidden patterns in learning to program
Blikstein, P. & Worsley, M.
computer science education, machine learning
ICLS Multimodal Learning Analytics
2012 Using dynamic time warping and cluster analysis to analyze the learning of computer programming
Blikstein, P., Safdari. M. & Worsley, M.
computer science education, machine learning
AERA & ICLS Multimodal Learning Analytics
2012 Using learning analytics and educational data mining to understand scripted and exploratory learning environments: toward a common theoretical and methodological framework to investigate the trajectory to expertise
Blikstein, P.
AERA
2011
Collaboration through documentation: automated capturing of tangible constructions to support engineering design
Tseng, T., Bryant, C. & Blikstein, P.
IDC
2011 Computing what the eye cannot see: educational data mining, learning analytics and computational techniques for detecting and evaluating learning
Blikstein, P. & Worsley, M.
computer science education, machine learning
AERA
2011 Towards the identification of emergent strategies for interdependent collaboration in complex tasks
Greene, D. & Blikstein, P.
collaborative learning, robotics
CSCL
2011 Learning analytics: assessing constructionist learning using machine learning
Blikstein, P. & Worsley, M.
Multimodal Learning Analytics
2011
LightUp: a low-cost, multi-age toolkit for learning and prototyping electronics
Asgar, Z., Chan, J., Liu, C. & Blikstein, P.
electronics, interaction design, tangibles, toolkits
IDC LightUp
2011
Mechanix: an interactive display for exploring engineering design through a tangible interface
Tseng, T., Bryant, C. & Blikstein, P.
TEI
2011
OpenGesture: a low-cost authoring framework for gesture and speech based application development and learning analytics
Worsley, M., Johnston, M. & Blikstein, P.
gesture recognition, multimodal, open microphone, speech analysis and recognition
IDC Multimodal Learning Analytics
2011 Osciloscopiando: interactive video-mechanical sculpture
Steinsapir, D. & Blikstein, P.
TEI
2011
Process Pad: a multimedia multi-touch learning platform
Kim, J., Meltzer, C., Salehi, S. & Blikstein, P.
learning environment, multitouch
ITS
2011
QWERTY and the art of designing microcontrollers for children
Blikstein, P. & Sipitakiat, S.
microcontrollers, robotics
IDC
2011 Teaching interaction design & children within diverse disciplinary curricula
Gilutz, S., Bekker, T., Fisch, S. & Blikstein, P.
IDC
2011 Using learning analytics to assess students' behavior in open-ended programming tasks
Blikstein, P.
LAK
2011 Using machine learning to examine learner's engineering expertise using speech, text, and sketch analysis
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
drawing analysis, natural language, STEM
JPS Multimodal Learning Analytics
2011
What’s an Expert? Using learning analytics to identify emergent markers of expertise through automated speech, sentiment and sketch analysis
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
assessment, expert, learning analytics, multimodal, speech analysis and recognition
EDM & HSTAR-Cicero Multimodal Learning Analytics
2010 A new age in digital tangible interfaces for learning
Blikstein, P.
ICLS
2010 Using Agent-Based Computer Modeling to simulate the use of multiple epistemological resources in the classroom
Blikstein, P.
CogSci
2010 Can non-intelligent behavior generate intelligence? Multi-agent computational modeling as a theory-building tool in developmental psychology and education research
Blikstein, P.
JPS
2010 Changing schools, one laser cutter at a time
Blikstein, P.
FAB FabLab@School
2010 Connecting the science classroom and tangible interfaces: the Bifocal Modeling framework
Blikstein, P.
ICLS Bifocal Modeling
2010 Constructionism and the next 40 years
Blikstein, P.
Constructionism
2010 Data mining automated logs of students' interactions with a programming environment: a new methodological tool for the assessment of constructionist learning
Blikstein, P.
AERA
2010 Learning analytics - natural assessments for constructionist learning environments
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
assessment, machine learning, natural language
HSTAR-Cicero Multimodal Learning Analytics
2010 MaterialSim: an agent-based learning environment for advanced scientific content
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
2010
Multimodal interactive spaces: MagicTV and MagicMAP
Worsley, M. & Johnston, M.
gesture recognition, multimodal, open microphone, speech analysis and recognition
IEEE Multimodal Learning Analytics
2010 Programmable robotics and environmental sensing for low-income populations: design principles, impact, and technology
Sipitakiat, A. & Blikstein, P.
ICLS
2010 Robotics and environmental sensing for low-income populations: design principles, impact, technology, and results
Sipitakiat, A. & Blikstein, P.
ICLS
2010 Ten Constructionists Under Construction: visions for a new age in constructionist learning
Blikstein, P.
Constructionism
2010 The Treachery of Representation: The cognitive impact of exposed representational elements in students' explanations of complex scientific phenomena
Blikstein, P.
ASEE
2010 Think globally, build locally: a technological platform for low-cost, open-source, locally-assembled programmable bricks for education
Sipitakiat, A. & Blikstein, P.
TEI
2010
Toward the development of learning analytics: student speech as an automatic and natural form of assessment
Worsley, M. & Blikstein, P.
drawing analysis, machine learning, multimodal, natural language, speech analysis and recognition
AERA Multimodal Learning Analytics
2009
An atom is known by the company it keeps: constructing multi-agent models in engineering education
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
engineering education
IJCML
2008 Complex systems and learning: empirical research, issues, and "seeing" scientific knowledge with new eyes
Jacobson, M.J., So, H.-J., Lee, J., Wilensky, U., Blikstein, P., Sengupta, P., Levy, S.T. & Noss, R.
ICLS
2008 Computer modeling methodologies for investigating classroom practices and individual cognition
Blikstein, P.
2008 Computer modeling methodologies for investigating classroom practices and individual cognition
Blikstein, P.
MMER
2008 Designing for ubiquitous robot learning activities with the GoGo board
Sipitakiat, A. & Blikstein, P.
ICESIT GoGoBoard
2008 GoGoBot: group collaboration, multi-agent modeling, and robots
Rand, W., Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
AAMAS
2008 Groupwork as a complex adaptive system: a methodology to model understand and design classroom strategies for collaborative learning
Blikstein, P., Abrahamson, D. & Wilensky, U.
AERA
2008 Implementing Multi-Agent Modeling in the Classroom: Lessons from Empirical Studies in Undergraduate Engineering Education
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
ICLS
2008 The classroom as a complex adaptive system: an agent-based framework to investigate students' emergent collective behaviors
Blikstein, P., Abrahamson, D. & Wilensky, U.
ICLS
2008
Travels in Troy with Freire: technology as an agent of emancipation
Blikstein, P.
2007 Examining group behavior and collaboration using Agent-Based Modeling and robots
Blikstein, P., Rand, W. & Wilensky, U.
Agent
2007 Agent-based modeling in education: atoms, neurons, and agents
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
DLAC
2007 An empirical study of a complex systems approach to undergraduate engineering curricula through the construction of agent-based models
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
EARLI
2007 Bifocal modeling: a framework for combining computer modeling, robotics and real-world sensing
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
AERA Bifocal Modeling
2007 Bridging the gap between neuroscience and qualitative methods: “glass boxing” computational cognitive simulation using agent-based modeling
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
JPS
2007
Classroom model, model classroom: Computer-supported methodology for investigating collaborative-learning pedagogy
Abrahamson, D., Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
CSCL
2007 Just a cog in the machine: participatory robotics as a tool for understanding collaborative learning and decision-making
Blikstein, P., Rand, W. & Wilensky, U.
CSCL
2007 Modeling Manifold Epistemological Stances with Agent-Based Computer Simulation
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
AERA
2007 Multi-Agent Simulations as a Tool for Investigating Cognitive-Developmental Theory
Blikstein, P., Abrahamson, D. & Wilensky, U.
AERA
2007 New technologies in environmental education: changing the way we teach and learn in schools (“As novas tecnologias na educação ambiental: instrumentos para mudar o jeito de ensinar e aprender na escola”)
Blikstein, P.
2007 Reflections on the Feasibility of Technology as a Freirean Emancipatory Tool in Learning Environments
Blikstein, P.
AERA
2007 Using complex systems to design and model learning environments for advanced scientific content
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
ICTMA
2006 A case study of multi-agent-based simulation in undergraduate materials science education
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
ASEE
2006 Assessment and its discontents (“Mal-estar na avaliação”)
Blikstein, P.
2006 From inert to generative modeling: case studies of multi-agent-based simulation in undergraduate engineering education
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
AERA
2006 Learning About Learning: Using Multi-Agent Computer Simulation to Investigate Human Cognition
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
ICCS
2006 MaterialSim: A constructionist computer-based modeling environment for materials science learning
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
MS&T
2006 Minsky, Mind, and Models: Juxtaposing Agent-Based Computer Simulations and Clinical-Interview Data as a Methodology for Investigating Cognitive-Developmental Theory
Blikstein, P., Abrahamson, D. & Wilensky, U.
JPS
2006 Participatory, embodied, multi-agent simulation
Blikstein, P., Rand, W. & Wilensky, U.
AAMAS
2006 The missing link: A case study of sensing-and-modeling toolkits for constructionist scientific investigation
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
ICALT
2006 A Technological Platform for Trans-Media Scientific Exploration
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
IDC
2006 Widgets, planets, and demons: the case for the integration of human, embedded, and virtual agents via mediation
Rand, W., Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
SwarmFest
2006
‘Hybrid Modeling’: advanced scientific investigations linking computer models and real-world sensing
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
ICLS Bifocal Modeling
2005
Less is More: Agent-Based Simulation as a Powerful Learning Tool in Materials Science
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
AAMAS
2005
Mixed-media learning environments
Abrahamson, D., Blikstein, P., Lamberty, K. K. & Wilensky, U.
IDC
2005 NetLogo: Where We Are, Where We’re Going
Blikstein, P., Abrahamson, D. & Wilensky, U.
IDC
2004
GoGo Board: Augmenting Programmable Bricks for Economically Challenged Audiences
Sipitakiat, A., Blikstein, P. & Cavallo, D.
ICLS GoGoBoard
2004 MaterialSim: an agent-based simulation toolkit for Materials Science learning
Blikstein, P. & Wilensky, U.
ICEE
2004
The city that we want: generative themes, constructionist technologies and school/social change
Cavallo, D., Blikstein, P., Sipitakiat, A., Basu, A., Camargo, A., de Deus Lopes, R. & Cavallo, A.
ICALT
2004 The mermaids of electronic teaching (“As sereias do ensino eletrônico”)
Blikstein, P. & Zuffo, M. K.
2003
God hides in the details: design and implementation of technology-enabled learning environments in public education
Blikstein, P. & Cavallo, D.
EuroLogo
2003 GoGo board: low-cost, programmable and reconfigurable robotics
Sipitakiat, A., Blikstein, P. & Cavallo, D.
GoGoBoard
2002 Technology as a Trojan Horse in School Environments: The Emergence of the Learning Atmosphere (II)
Blikstein, P. & Cavallo, D.
ICL
2002 Technology as a Trojan Horse in School Environments (I)
Blikstein, P. & Cavallo, D.
Unesco SIMPLaC
2002
The GoGo Board: moving towards highly available computational tools in learning environments
Sipitakiat, A., Blikstein, P. & Cavallo, D.
ICL
1999 Comparison between grain size from Monte Carlo simulation and Silicon Steel annealing
Blikstein, P., Takanohashi, R., Landgraf, F. J. G. & Tschiptschin, A. P.
ABM Bifocal Modeling
1999 Comparison of grain sizes of silicon steels obtained experimentally and using the Monte Carlo method (“Comparação entre tamanhos de grãos obtidos por simulação pelo método de Monte Carlo e resultantes de recozimento de aço Si”)
Blikstein, P., Takanohashi, R., Landgraf, F. J. G. & Tschiptschin, A. P.
ABM Bifocal Modeling
1999 Monte Carlo simulation of grain growth (II)
Blikstein, P. & Tschiptschin, A. P.
Bifocal Modeling
1998 Monte Carlo simulation of grain growth (I)
Blikstein, P. & Tschiptschin, A. P.
IASTED Bifocal Modeling
1998 Simulação computacional de crescimento de grão pelo método de Monte Carlo
Blikstein, P. & Tschiptschin, André P.
Bifocal Modeling
1997 Computer simulation of grain growth using the Monte Carlo Method
Blikstein, P. & Tschiptschin, A.P.
ABM Bifocal Modeling