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Dr. Mercier’s research on collaborative learning asks two main questions.  These questions – how do we design for collaborative learning and how do people learn to collaborate – guide most of the work she has done in the last few years. As part of the LIFE Center, Dr. Mercier looked at what develops as people collaborate, working on the Repertories of Collaborative Practices Framework. Recently, she’s been following up on this with a longitudinal study of children collaborating in the UK.

 

Dr. Mercier’s PhD work focused on the design question, where she examined whether the goal students have for a task influence their interactions and learning (yes, it does), and she has since been designing classrooms to support both between group, and whole class collaboration.

Mercier, E.M. & Higgins, S. (2013) Collaborative learning with multi-touch technology: Developing adaptive expertise. Learningand Instruction, 25, 13-23. DOI:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2012.10.004

Higgins, S.E., Mercier, E.M., Burd, E., & Joyce-Gibbons, A. (2012) Multi-touch tables and classroom collaboration. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43 (6).

Mercier, E.M., Higgins, S. & da Costa, L. (under review) Different Leaders: Emergent Organizational and Intellectual Leadership in Collaborative Learning Groups.

Mercier, E.M. (2008) Group Goals: Their Influence on Interaction Patterns and Learning. Stanford, CA: Stanford University.  (pdf)

Mercier, E.M., Goldman, S. & Booker, A.  (2009).  Focusing on Process: Evidence and Ideas to Promote Learning Through the Collaborative Design Process.  In DiGiano, C., Goldman, S. & Chorost, M. (Eds.) Educating Learning Technology Designers: guiding and inspiring creators of innovative educational tools. Routledge.

Goldman, S., Mercier, E.M. & Booker, A (2009).  Partnering with K-12 Educators in Collaborative Design of Learning Technology.  In DiGiano, C., Goldman, S. & Chorost, M. (Eds.) Educating Learning Technology Designers: guiding and inspiring creators of innovative educational

Booker, A., Goldman, S., & Mercier, E.M. (2009) Roundtable on Interdisciplinarity in Learning Technology Design Courses. In DiGiano, C., Goldman, S. & Chorost, M. (Eds.) Educating Learning Technology Designers: guiding and inspiring creators of innovative educational tools.

Mercier, E., McNaughton, J., Higgins, S. & Burd, E. (2012) Orchestrating Learning in the Multi-touch Classroom: Developing Appropriate Tools. In M. Evans (chair) Interactive Surfaces and Spaces: A Learning Sciences Agenda. To appear in The Future of Learning: ICLS2012 Conference Proceedings

Mercier, E., Higgins, S., Burd, E. & Joyce-Gibbons, A. (2012) Multi-Touch Technology to Support Multiple Levels of Collaborative Learning in the Classroom. To appear in The Future of Learning: ICLS2012 Conference Proceedings.

*Hatch, A., Higgins, S., Joyce-Gibbons, A. & Mercier, E. (2011) NumberNet: Using Multi-touch Technology to Support Within and Between Group Mathematics Learning. In H. Spada, G. Stahl, N. Miyake & N. Law (Eds.) (2011) Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings. Volume I — Long Papers. International Society of the Learning Sciences, 176-183

*Alagha, I., Burd, E., Higgins, S. & Mercier, E. (2011) SynergyNet: Exploring Design and Pedagogy in a Multi-Touch Classroom. In J. Slotta (chair) Embedding CSCL in Classrooms: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges of Research in New Learning Spaces. Symposium in H. Spada, G. Stahl, N. Miyake & N. Law  (Eds.) Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings. Volume III. International Society of the Learning Sciences, 1081-2

*Barron, B., Martin, C.K., Mercier, E.M.., Pea, R., Steinbock, D., Walter, S., Herrenkohl, L. Mertl, V., Tyson, K., (2009) Repertoires of Collaborative Practices. In C. O’Malley, D. Suthers, P. Reimann & A. Dimitracopoulou (Eds.) Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Practices: CSCL2009 Conference Proceedings. Volume II. International Society of the Learning Sciences, 25-27

Mercier, E., Goldman, S. & Booker, A. (2006) Collaborating to Learn, Learning to Collaborate: Finding the balance in a cross-disciplinary design course.  In S. Barab, K. Hay, D. Hickey (Eds.) The Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Vol 1, 467-473. Erlbaum

Mercier, E.M., Booker, A. & Goldman, S. (2005). Bringing Collaboration Front and Center in a Cross-Disciplinary Design Course. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005, 4895-4900. AACE.


Higgins, S., Mercier, E.M. & Burd, E. (2012, April) Collaborative Learning in a Multi-touch Classroom. In E. Mercier (chair) A Framework to Understand the Impact of Technology on Collaborative Learning. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.

Mercier, E.M. & Higgins, S. (2012, April) The Impact of Classroom Configuration on Collaborative Learning. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada

Mercier, E.M., Higgins, S. & da Costa, L., (2011, April) Emergent Organizational and Intellectual Leadership In Collaborative Learning Groups. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, NO.

Higgins, S., Mercier, E.M., Joyce-Gibbons, A. (2011, April) Supporting Multiple Levels of Classroom Collaborative Learning. In E. Mercier (chair) Designing Technology to Support Collaboration in the Classroom. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, NO

Higgins, S., & Mercier, E. (2010, September) Multi-touch technologies and motivation in the classroom. In C. Rogers (chair) ICT and student engagement: possibilities and problems. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the British Education Research Association, Warwick, UK

Mercier, E.M. (2009, April) Collaborative Goals: The Influence of Achievement Goals on Interaction Behaviors. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.  

Mercier, E.M. (2008, March)  The role of achievement goals on collaborative learning interactions and outcomes. Presented at theannual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. 

 

Mercier, E.M., Tyson, K., Mertl, V., Barron, B. Herrenkohl. L., Nasir, N. & Pea, R. (2008, March) Repertoires of Collaborative Practice:  A theoretical introduction. In K. Tyson (chair) Meta-Collaboration: The role of individuals’ theories of collaboration in the development of collaborative capacities. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Rossman, L. & Mercier, E.M. (2008, March) Thinking about collaboration: the impact of experience on strategies. In K. Tyson (chair) Meta-Collaboration: The role of individuals’ theories of collaboration in the dlopment of collaborative capacities.Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Barron, B., Nasir, N., Mercier, E., Herrenkohl, L. & Mertl, V. (2007, April) Collaborative Capacities as a component of adaptive expertise.  In J. Bransford (Chair), Adaptive expertise: It’s development and role in transfer.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Il.

Barron, B. and Mercier, E.M. (2004, April) Variability in collaborative interactions and outcomes: Researcher and participant perspectives.  In G. Hatano (Chair), Deepening our understanding of processes and outcomes of collaborative learning: Defining and investigating more and less productive efforts. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA

Mercier, E.M., & Barron, B. (2003, August) Bunnyworld: Experience within a collaborative programming project in a college computer science class. Presented at European Association Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) in Padova, Italy.

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