Selected writing and presentations related to youthLAB research.

Papers, Books, Chapters

 

 

 

Barron, B. & Bell, P. (forthcoming, 2016). Learning in informal and formal environments. In L. Corno & E. Anderman (Eds.), Handbook of Educational Psychology: 3rd Edition. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

 

 

Barron, B. & Martin, C.K. (forthcoming).  Making Matters. To appear in Peppler, K., Halverson, E., and Kafai, Y.  (Eds).  Maker Cultures: Ecologies. To be published by Routeledge.

 

 

 

Crowley, K., Barron, B.J., Knutson, K., & Martin, C.K. (in press). Interest and the development of pathways to science. In K.A. Renninger, M. Nieswandt, and S. Hidi (Eds.), Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning and Related Activity. Washington, DC: AERA.

 

 

 

Darling-Hammond, L., Barron, B. (2007). Teaching for meaningful learning: A review of research on inquiry-based and cooperative learning. Research review for the George Lucas Education Foundation.

 

 

2014

Lee, J. & Barron, B. (2014, in press).  Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Resource for Learning amongHispanic-Latino Families. New York, NY: Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.

 

 

 

Barron, B., Gomez, K., Pinkard, N. and Martin, C.K. (2014). The Digital Youth Network: Cultivating Digital Media Citizenship in Urban Communities. Boston, MA: MIT Press.

 

 

 

Barron, B. (2014). Communities of learners. In D. Phillips (Ed.), Encyclopedia of educational theory and philosophy (pp. 164-167). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483346229.n75

 

 

 

Barron, B. (2014). Formative Assessment for STEM Learning Ecosystems: Biographical approaches as a resource for research and practice. Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning: A Consensus Study. Board on Science Education sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

 

 

2013

Barron, B., Pea, R. D., & Engle, R. (2013). Advancing understanding of collaborative learning with data derived from video records. In C. Hmelo-Silver, A. O'Donnell, C. Chinn, & C. Chan (Eds.), International handbook of collaborative learning (pp. 203-219). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

 

 

 

Martin, C. & Barron, B. (2013). Contests as catalysts for creative production. MediaX report, Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR), Stanford University.

 

 

 

Cress, U., Barron, B., Fischer, G., Forte, A., Resnick, M., & Collins, A. (2013). Mass
Collaboration – an Emerging Field for CSCL Research. In N. Rummel, M. Kapur, M. Nathan, & S. Puntambekar (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL): Volume 2. To See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale  (pp. 557–563). University of Wisconsin: ISLS.

 

 

2011

Barron, B. (2011). Case studies of joint media creation as a form of joint media engagement. In Takeuchi, L., & Stevens, R. (Eds.), The new coviewing: Designing for learning through joint media engagement. New York, NY: The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.

 

 

 

Barron, B., Bofferding, L., Cayton-Hodges, G., Copple, C., Darling-Hammond, L. and Levine, M.H.. (2011). Take a Giant Step: A Blueprint for Teaching Young Children in a DigitalAge. A report written for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

 

 

 

Barron, B., Wise, S., Martin, C.K. (2011). Creating within and across life spaces: The role of a computer clubhouse in a child’s learning ecology. In B. Bevan, Bell, P., Stevens, R., Razfar, A. (Eds.) LOST Opportunities: Learning in Out-of-School Time. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

 

 

2010

Barron, B., Walter, S., Martin, C.K., and Schatz, C. (2010). Predictors of creative computing participation and profiles of experience in two Silicon Valley middle schools. Computers and Education.

 

 

 

Barron, B., Levinson, A., Martin, C. K., Mertl, V., Stringer, D., Austin, K., Pinkard, P., Richards, K., & Gomez, K. (2010). Supporting young new media producers across learning spaces: A longitudinal study of the digital youth network. In K. Gomez, L. Lyons, & J. Radinsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Volume 2. Learning in the Disciplines (pp. 203-210).Chicago, IL: ISLS.

 

 

 

Derry, S. J., Pea, R., Barron, B., Engle, R., Erickson, F., Goldman, R., Hall, R., Koschmann, T., Lemke, J., Sherin, M., Sherin, B (2010). Conducting video research in the learning sciences: Guidance on selection, analysis, technology, and ethics. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 19, 1-51.

 

 

 

Bricker, L. A., Zimmerman, H. T., Reeve, S., P., and Barron, B. (2010). Understanding families' educational decision-making along extended learning pathways. In K. Gomez, L. Lyons, & J. Radinsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Volume 2. Learning in the Disciplines (pp. 141-148).Chicago, IL: ISLS.

 

 

 

Barron, B. (2010). Conceptualizing and tracing learning pathways over time and setting. In W. R. Penuel & K. O'Connor (Eds). Learning research as a human science. National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook, 109(1), 113-127.

 

 

2009

Barron, B., Martin, C.K., Takeuchi, L., Fithian, R. (2009). Parents as learning partners in the development of technological fluency. The International Journal of Learning and Media.

 

 

 

Barron, B. (2009). Long-tail learning. In C. O'Malley, D. Suthers, P. Reimann, & A. Dimitracopoulou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL): Volume 2. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices (pp. 22-24). New Brunswick, NJ: ISLS. doi:1599503.1599512

 

 

 

Barron, B., & Roschelle, J. (2009). Shared cognition. In E. Anderman (Ed.), Psychology of classroom learning: An encyclopedia (pp. 819-823). Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference USA/Gale Cengage Learning.

 

 

2008

Darling-Hammond, L., Barron, B., Pearson, D., Schoenfeld, A. H., Stage, E. K., Zimmerman, T. D., Cervetti, G. N., & Tilson, J. L. (2008). Powerful learning: What we know about teaching for understanding. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN:9780470276679 0470276673.

 

 

 

Barron, B. (2007). Video as a tool to advance understanding of learning and development in peer, family, and other informal learning contexts. In R. Goldman, R. D. Pea, B. Barron, & S. Derry (Eds.), Video research in the learning sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

 

 

Barron, B. & Engle, R. (2007). Analysis of video records in studies of learning. Derry, S. (Ed). NSF white paper.  Video Research in Education: Questions and guidelines for researchers and guidelines for researchers and reviewers.

 

 

 

Darling-Hammond, L., Barron, B. (2007). Teaching for meaningful learning: A review of research on inquiry-based and cooperative learning. Research review for the George Lucas Education Foundation.

 

 

2007

Barron, B. (2007). Video as a tool to advance understanding of learning and development in peer, family, and other informal learning contexts. In R. Goldman, R. D. Pea, B. Barron, & S. Derry (Eds.), Video research in the learning sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

 

 

Barron, B. & Engle, R. (2007). Analysis of video records in studies of learning. Derry, S. (Ed). NSF white paper.  Video Research in Education: Questions and guidelines for researchers and guidelines for researchers and reviewers.

 

 

 

Darling-Hammond, L., Barron, B. (2007). Teaching for meaningful learning: A review of research on inquiry-based and cooperative learning. Research review for the George Lucas Education Foundation.

 

 

2006

Barron. B. (2006). Interest and self-sustained learning as catalysts of development: A learning ecologies perspective. Human Development, 49, 193-224.

 

 

 

Barron, B. (2006). Configurations of learning settings and networks: Implications of a learning ecology
perspective.
Human Development, 49, 229-231.

 

 

 

Barron, B., Martin, C., & Roberts, E. (2006). Sparking self-sustained learning: Lessons from a design experiment to build technological fluency and bridge divides.  International Journal of Technology and Design Education, online version published in July.

 

 

 

Mercier, E., Barron, B., O'Conner, K. (2006). Images of self and others as computer users: the role of gender and experience.  Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 22, 1-14. Special issue on Gender and New Digital Media.

 

 

2004 & earlier

Barron, B. (2004). Learning ecologies for technological fluency: Gender and experience differences. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 31(1), 1-36.

   
 

Barron, B. (2003). When smart groups fail. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 12, 307-359.

   

 

Barron, B. (2000). Problem solving in video-based microworlds: Collaborative and individual outcomes of high achieving sixth grade students. Journal of Educational Psychology, 92(2), 391-398.

   
 

Barron, B. (2000). Achieving coordination in collaborative problem solving groups. The Journal of the Learning Sciences,9(4), 403-436.

   
 

Barron, B., Schwartz, D. L., Vye, N. J., Moore, A., Petrosino, A., Zech, L., & Bransford, J. D. (1998). Doing with understanding: Lessons from research on problem- and project-based learning. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 7, 271-311.

   

Selected presentations

   

2013

Martin, C. K. and Barron, B. (2013). Navigating online learning environments in the classroom. Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL): Volume 2. To See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale , University of Wisconsin: ISLS.

   
 

Martin, C. K., Barron, B., and Mertl, V. (2013). Design methods to study learning across networked systems, co-located spaces, and time, Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL): Volume 2. To See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale , University of Wisconsin: ISLS.

   

2010

Barron, B., Levinson, A., Martin, C. K., Mertl, V., Stringer, D., Austin, K., Pinkard, P., Richards, K., & Gomez, K. (2010). Supporting young new media producers across learning spaces: A longitudinal study of the digital youth network. In K. Gomez, L. Lyons, & J. Radinsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Volume 2. Learning in the Disciplines (pp. 203-210).Chicago, IL: ISLS.

   

2009

Barron, B. (2009). Long-tail learning. In C. O'Malley, D. Suthers, P. Reimann, & A. Dimitracopoulou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL): Volume 2. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices (pp. 22-24). New Brunswick, NJ: ISLS. doi:1599503.1599512

   
 

Barron, B., Martin, C. K., Mercier, E., 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.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL): Volume 2. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices (pp. 25-27). New Brunswick, NJ: ISLS. doi:10.3115/1599503.1599513

   
 

Martin, C. K., Barron, B., Austin, K., & Pinkard, N. (2009). A culture of sharing: A look at identity development through the creation and presentation of digital media projects. In J. A. Cordeiro, B. Shishkov, A. Verbraeck, & M. Helfert (Eds.), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education (pp. 167-174). Lisboa, Portugal: INSTICC Press.  ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1.

   
 

Martin, C.K., Barron, B., and Wise, S. (2009). Building Technological Fluency through Clubhouse Participation. Part of The Computer Clubhouse Learning Model: Learning Inquiry, Collaboration, and the Development of 21st Century Skills in Informal Learning Spaces. Symposium at the 2009 American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA. 

   
 

Martin, C.K. and Barron, B. (2009). The pursuit of computational thinking: Gender patterns throughout middle school. In the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2009 conference proceedings. Amsterdam, Netherlands: August, 2009.

   
 

Martin, C.K. and Barron, Brigid (2009). Developing tech fluency outside of home and school: An exploration of adult roles for youth at a computer clubhouse. In the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2009 conference proceedings. Amsterdam, Netherlands: August, 2009.

   
 

Stringer, D. (2009). The Digital Youth Network: An Educational Program for Bridging Learning Environments. Presented at Teachers College Educational Technology Conference: New York City, May 2009.

   

2008

Barron, B., Rogers, M., Martin, C.K. Taking up and transforming opportunities for learning: An examination of the role of social learning networks and resources for imagination. In symposium: New Media Literacies: Methodological Approaches and Theoretical perspectives. Symposium at the 2008 American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

   
 

Mercier, E., Forssell, K., Barron, B. (2008). Documenting Engagement in Technologically Mediated Production Activity Across Settings and Time: The Role of Prior Interests in Sustaining Activity. In symposium: LOST Learning Opportunities: Studies of Science and Mathematics Learning in Out-of-School-Time. Symposium at the 2008 American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

   
 

Barron, B., Herrenkohl, L., Nasir, N., Mercier, E., Mertl, V., Pea, R., Tyson, K. (2008). Meta-Collaboration: The Role of Individuals’ Theories of Collaboration in the Development of Collaborative Capacities. Symposium at the 2008 American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

   
 

Eugene, W., Daily, S., Barron, B., Forssell, K., Rogers, M., Takeuchi, L. (2008). Collaborative Game Design: Analysis From a Middle School Programming Project. In symposium: New Perspectives on Learning Through (Game) Design. Symposium at the 2008 American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

   
 

Nichole P., Barron, B. Martin, C. K., Rogers, M., Gomez, K., Zywica, J. Media Arts Program: Fusing School and After-School Contexts to Develop Youth’s New Media Literacies (2008). In Proceedings of the 8th international conference on International conference for the learning sciences, 3. Utrecht, NL, July 2008.

   
 

Forssell, K. S., Barron, B., Martin, C. K., Takeuchi, L., & Fithian, R. (2008). Roles of parents in fostering technological fluency. In P.A. Kirschner, J. J. G. van Merriënboer, & T. de Jong (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference for the Learning Sciences, Volume 3. Cre8ing a learning world (pp. 33- 34). Utrecht, the Netherlands: ISLS.

   

2007

Barron, B., Martin, C., Lewis, S. (2007) Following Learners in School and Out in the World: Constructing Technobiographies From Interviews at Multiple Time Points. Part of symposium: Technobiographies: Researching Life Stories With Technology. Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois. April 9 – April 13.

   

Barron, B., Martin, C., Takeuchi, L. (2007). Technobiographies as a Tool for Conceptualizing Learning Across Settings and Time. Part of symposium: Methodological Challenges and Innovations: Studying Learning in Informal Contexts Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois. April 9 – April 13.

   

Barron, B. (2007). The Development of Dispositions to Create With New Technologies: A Learning-Ecologies' Perspective. Part of symposium: Process and Ecological Views of Productive Classroom Dispositions Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois. April 9 – April 13.

   

Walter, S., Chapin, K., Barron, B., Martin, C. (2007). Continuing motivation for game design. Presentation at the Annual conference of Computer Human Interaction, San Jose, California. April 28 – May 3.

   

2006

Schatz, C. & Barron, B. (2006). Learning Ecologies for Technological Fluency: Access, Interest, and Gender. Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California. April 7 - April 11

   

Barron, B., Takeuchi, L., Martin, C., & Fithian, R. (2006). Mapping learning across boundaries: The role of informal contexts in the emergence of expertise and the development of interest. Symposium: Insights from everyday cognition: Ethnographic studies of science, math, and technology learning. Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California. April 7 - April 11.

   

Martin, C., Barron, B., & Wise, S. (2006).  Technological fluency in the context of a community based computer clubhouse. Symposium: Insights from everyday cognition: Ethnographic studies of science, math, and technology learning. Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California. April 7 - April 11.

   

Takuchi, L., Barron, B., Fithian, R. (2006). Parental influence in the development of technological fluency. Gender Development Research Conference. San Francisco, CA, April 21 & 22.

   

Barron, B. (2006). Learning Ecologies Framework for Understanding and Nurturing the Development of Technological Fluency. Symposium: Clubs, Homes, and Online Communities as Contexts for Engaging Youth in Technology Fluency Building Activities. Presented at the meetings of the International Conference for the Learning Sciences. Bloomington, Indiana, June 27 - July 1.

 

 

 

Schatz, C., Barron, B. & Walter, S. (2006). Profiles of interest, access, and fluency building experience in Silicon Valley: When interest isn't enough. Symposium: Clubs, Homes, and Online Communities as Contexts for Engaging Youth in Technology Fluency Building Activities. Presented at the meetings of the International Conference for the Learning Sciences. Bloomington, Indiana, June 27 - July 1.

 

 

 

Martin, C., Barron, B., Lewis, S. (2006). Community-based computer clubhouses as contexts for bridging divides: Evidence for their central role in supporting the technological fluency of children without home access. Symposium: Clubs, Homes, and Online Communities as Contexts for Engaging Youth in Technology Fluency Building Activities. Presented at the meetings of the International Conference for the Learning Sciences. Bloomington, Indiana, June 27 - July 1.

 

 

 

Fithian, R., Barron, B., Chapin, K., Takeuchi, L. (2006). The role of online and face-to-face social networks in nurturing interest and experience. Symposium: Clubs, Homes, and Online Communities as Contexts for Engaging Youth in Technology Fluency Building Activities. Presented at the meetings of the International Conference for the Learning Sciences. Bloomington, Indiana, June 27 - July 1.

 

 

2005

Barron, B. (2005). Learning ecologies of Digitally Adept Youth: Implications for seeding the development of technological fluency for all. Presentation at the Power Users conference in San Jose, Costa Rica. August, 2005. Sponsored by Education Development Center (EDC).

 

 

 

Barron, B., Martin, C., & Roberts, E. (2005). Designing a computer science curriculum for Bermuda's public schools. World Conference on Computers in Education, University of Stellenbosch, Capetown, South Africa, July 4-7.

   
 

Barron, B., & Wise, S. (2005, April).  Learning at home and with friends: The role of informal contexts in the emergence of expertise and the development of interest. Symposium on "Taxonomies, timescales, and learning outcomes in the study of informal learning." Organized by Ash, Barron, & White. Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.

 

 

 

Wise, S., & Barron, B. (2005, April).  Technological fluency in the context of a community based computer clubhouse. Symposium on "Taxonomies, timescales, and learning outcomes in the study of informal learning." Organized by Ash, Barron, & White. Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.

 

 

 

Mercier, E., Barron, B. & O'Connor, K. (2005, April). Who is a computer type person? Sixth graders' views of themselves and others. Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.

 

 

2004

Barron, B., & Hatano, G. (2004, April). Deepening our understanding of processes and outcomes of collaborative learning: Defining and investigating more and less productive efforts. Division C, Section 6 - Cognitive, Social, and Motivational Processes. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

Barron, B. (2004, April). Video research on peer, family and informal learning. Contribution to symposium on Video research in the Learning Sciences. Division C - Section 7 - Technology. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

Barron, B., Martin, C., Roberts, E., Mercier, E., McPhee, S. (2004, April). Imaging possible futures: Course taking and knowledge use within trajectories of technological fluency. Division C, Section 7 - Technology Research. Paper Session - Social and Equity Issues with Technology. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA,

 

 

 

Barron, B., & Tackman, J. (2004, February) Transforming literacies: Youth culture, new media and social change. National Council of Teachers of English, Assembly for Research, University of California, Berkeley.

 

 

 

Barron, B. (2004). Learning in informal and school-based settings: A multi-context view of the development of interest. In Symposium on "Design Theories of Interest, Motivation, and Engagement for the Learning Sciences," International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS-04), Santa Monica, CA. 

 

 

2003

Barron. B. (2003, August).  Advancing understanding of the development of technological fluency through a learning ecologies perspective. Presented at the European Association Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Padova, Italy.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Barron, B., Tackman, J., Martin, C., Mercier, E., Johri, A., Johnson, Z., Wise, S., White, M. McPhee, S., Worth, P. (2004). Equity and the development of technological fluency. Presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS-04), Santa Monica, CA.

 

 

 

Barron, B., Martin, C., Mercier, E., Pilner, K. Mathus, A., Johri, A., & Walter, S. (2003, April). Patterns of participation in fluency-building experiences in a high-tech community: Implications for bridging divides by design. Presented at Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

 

 

2002

Barron, B., Martin, C., Roberts, E., Osipovich, A., & Ross, M. (2002, January).  Design experiments at a distance: Lessons from developing a secondary school computing curriculum for Bermuda public schools. Presented at the International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL-02), Boulder, Colorado.

 

 

 

 

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