The main area in which Meg does research is computational thinking. She looks particularly at young elementary schools students and those who would be influential in teaching computational thinking skills to this set of learners. She enjoys looking at the intersection of computational thinking and creativity and online and blended learning. She also enjoys researching microlearning and microcredentials.
I am currently working on my thesis which involves looking at the conetent knowledge, attitudes and practices of teacher educators when it comes to computational thinking.
- Puterbaugh, B., Rogers, A., Swanson, M., Zeiner, K., Irvine, J., & Kimmons, R. (2021). Educational Psychology: A History of Research Trends from 1970 to 2020. In R. Kimmons & J. Irvine (Eds.), 50 Years of Education Research Trends. EdTech Books. https://edtechbooks.org/50_years/educational_psychology_counseling
- Rich, P., Bartholomew, S., Dinsmoor, K., Daniel, D., Nielsen, M., Reynolds, C., Swanson, M., Winward, E., & Yauney, J. (In Review). Trends in Tools to Teach Computational Thinking through Elementary Coding.
- Rich, P., Bartholomew, S., Swanson, M., Dinsmoor, K., Winward, E., Reynolds, C., Yauney, J., Nielsen, M., & Daniel, D. (2021, November 2-6), Trends in Tools to Teach Computational Thinking through Elementary Coding. [Conference Session]. Association for Educational Communication and Technology Coherence, Chicago, IL, United States. https://aect.org/convsessions.php
- More proposals in prgress!