Reseach & Evaluation

Learning research, evaluation and assessment are integral parts of the Life on Earth project. The Learning Research component of Life on Earth assesses the nature of the changes in museum visitors’ reasoning about evolution and biodiversity during and after their interaction with the learning activities presented in the multi-touch digital exhibit.  The Summative Evaluation component of Life on Earth assesses visitor interaction, behavior and collaborative play factors around the learning activities.

Learning Research outcome.

Summative Evaluation report.

News & Press
  • Best of CHI 2015 Best Paper Award: Proposed a novel Group Identification Algorithm in a dynamic visitor flow and engagement metrics for statistical analysis in interactive informal learning environments. Demonstrated effects of two typical study methodologies (pdf).
  • Coming soon! We are working on a digital Evolution Lab with the WGBH/NOVA Labs team.
  • PBS NOVA Engaging Science blog
  • Live Showcase of BATand paper presentation at Games, Learning and Society 2014 (watch video...)
  • Seeing Science: Biomedical Computation Review writes about the DeepTree. (read more...)
  • Harvard Gazette:: The watchword is innovation (read more...)
  • SEAS News Release: Museum exhibit developed at SEAS puts evolution at visitors’ fingertips (read more...)