The use of multimedia in STEM education is undergoing a remarkable growth. Such growth has been so rapid that it has far outstripped the abilities of research to keep pace with its application. Project LENS is designed to establish a Science of Learning Collaborative Network (SL-CN) consisting of the NeurAL Lab and Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention at the University of Florida, the Laboratory for Visual Learning at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Neurocognition Science Laboratory at Washington State University.
The network brings together scholars from the following disciplines: STEM Education, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience, Educational Technology, Computer Science, and Educational Measurement. Experts from the Project LENS network will employ novel methods and neuroimaging technologies to investigate multimedia learning in order to address the gap in knowledge developing in this field.
The purpose of our collaborative network is to capitalize on the strengths of each node leveraging expertise in cognitive neurotechnologies (Electroencephalography, functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, and eye tracking) to enable a rigorous interdisciplinary research ecosystem. Project LENS will advance fundamental research about learning through integrative neurocognitive conceptual and empirical approaches.
This project is funded by the National Science Foundation Science of Learning – Collaborative Networks program (award #1540888).
Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy