Claire (Wan-Tzu) Lo

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies, Learning Technologies

Claire (Wan-Tzu)   Lo, School of Education

Claire is a PhD candidate in Learning Technologies. She received her Master's degree in Science Education from the University of Michigan in 2009.

"My PhD thesis will have this focus: Understanding how we can support students' science learning in a ubiquitous learning context. I have participated in this project since fall 2010, and have worked with elementary and middle school science teachers, and museum and science center educators. More than 10 trials have been implemented in different school environments and informal learning contexts."

Claire's research focuses on how mobile technology supports students' science learning an inquiry across different learning contexts. She is currently working with Dr. Chris Quintana on Zydeco project, a combined mobile and web-based learning system.

Teaching Experinece

2012 Fall: Teaching Apprenticeship (EDUC 601 Transformative Learning & Teaching with Technology)
School of Education, University of Michigan

2009: Instructor (Pedagogy for science teaching at middle schools for undergraduate, FUTURE program)
IDEA (Instructional Development and Educational Assessment) Institute, University of Michigan

2005-2008: High School Teacher (Grade 10-12 Biology)
Kaohsiung Municipal Gushan Senior High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2004-2005: High School Teacher (Grade 10-11 Biology)
Kaohsiung Municipal Hsin-Chuang Senior High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2001-2004: Middle School Tutor (Grade 7-9 Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Taipei
Municipal Heping High School, Taipei, Taiwan

Lo’s program of study:
Learning Technologies


Selected Publications

Lo, W.-T., & Quintana, C. (2013, June). Students’ use of mobile technology to collect data in guided inquiry on field trips. Paper presented at the Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC), New York.

Lo, W.-T., Delen, I., Kuhn, A., McGee, S., Witers, J. L., & Quintana, C. (2013, April). Zydeco: A mobile-based inquiry learning system to support project-based learning. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Kuhn, A., McNally, B., Schmoll, S., Cahill, C., Lo, W.-T., Quintana, C., & Delen, I. (2012). How students find, evaluate and utilize peer-collected annotated multimedia data in science inquiry with Zydeco. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 3061-3070). doi:10.1145/2208636.2208719

Cahill, C., Schmoll, S., Delen, I., Lo, W.-T., Kuhn, A., McNally, B., . . . Krajcik, J. (2012, March). Bridging inquiry across settings using mobile and curricular supports. Paper presented at the Natuinal Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

Lo, W.-T., Delen, I., Cahill, C., Kuhn, A., Schmoll, S., & Quintana, C. (2012). A New Type of Learning Experience in Nomadic Inquiry: Use of Zydeco in the Science Center. In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile, and Ubiquitous Technology in Education (pp. 57-61). doi:10.1109/WMUTE.2012.16

Delen, I., Lo, W.-T, Cahill, C., Kuhn, A. (2012, March). Using mobile devices to connect classrooms and museums. Poster presented at the GSCO/BET Graduate Student Research Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Lo, W.-T., Cahill, C., Kuhn, A., Delen, I., Schmoll, S., McNally, B., . . . Quintana, C. (2012, February). A system that bridges inquiry across learning environments. Poster presented at the Centennial Symposium: Michigan Graduate Students in the World, Ann Arbor, MI.

Lo, W.-T., Cahill, C., Kuhn, A., Schmoll, S., McNally, B., Delen, I., . . . Quintana, C. (2011, December). Zydeco: A system that supports nomadic inquiry across formal and informal learning environments. Paper presented at the World Education Research Association Focal Meeting, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Cahill, C., Lo, W.-T., Kuhn, A., Quintana, C., McNally, B., Schmoll, S., & Krajcik, J. (2011). Student use of multimodal data and metadata tools during nomadic inquiry. In Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn ’11) (pp. 46-54), Beijing, China

Krajcik, J., Quintana, C., Cahill, C., Delen, I., Kuhn, A., Lo, W.-T., McNally, B., Schmoll, S., & Stewart, K. (2011, September). What are the challenges of nomadic inquiry that educators facing? Paper presented at the World Conference on New Trends in Science Education, Kusadasi, Turkey.

Cahill, C., Kuhn, A., Schmoll, S., Lo, W.-T., McNally, B., & Quintana, C. (2011). Mobile learning in museums: how mobile supports for learning influence student behavior. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 21-28). 


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