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Jennifer L. Chiu

Associate Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 313
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2010
M.A., University of California-Berkeley, 2007
B.S., Stanford University, 2000
Computer Science For and By Teachers: An Integrative Toolkit for Elementary Classrooms
Source: CodeVA, Inc.
May 01, 2021 – April 30, 2024
Robertson Innovations in Education
Source: Robertson Foundation
May 15, 2020 – May 31, 2023
Advancing Computer Science Education (ACSE) proposal with Charlottesville City Schools
Source: Charlottesville City Schools
November 01, 2019 – October 31, 2022
Science Projects Integrating Computing and Engineering (SPICE)
Source: SRI International
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2022
CU- Collaborative Research: SmartCAD: Guiding Engineering Design with Science Simulations
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Ed. & Human Resources
June 01, 2015 – December 31, 2020
CU-CAREER: Scaffolding Engineering Design to Develop Integrated STEM Understanding with WISEngineering
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Ed. & Human Resources
July 01, 2013 – June 30, 2019
DIP: Collaborative Research: Mixed-Reality Labs: Integrating Sensors and Simulations to Improve Learning
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
October 01, 2011 – September 30, 2015
CU-Scratch that Itch! Democratizing the Teaching of Parallel Computing Concepts
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
October 01, 2013 – September 30, 2015
EDIS 3452: Designing Games for Learning
Credits: 3
What makes games so much fun? How can games be educational? The goal of this course is to understand how games can motivate, engage, and teach. In this course students will survey current approaches by playing a variety of games and develop understanding of game-based learning, motivation, and design thinking perspectives. Students will apply this understanding by designing a new educational game in a collaborative class project.
EDIS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent study.
EDIS 4995: Directed Research
Credits: 1–6
Directed Research under supervision of faculty member.
EDIS 5070: Designing Technology - Enhanced Instruction
Credits: 1
Teaching requires understanding of appropriate technologies and strategies for particular instructional problems. In this course, students evaluate technologies as part of designing instruction to make learning accessible, meaningful, and relevant for classrooms. Students will understand and apply practices to integrate technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge to create technology based solutions for instructional problems.
EDIS 7075: Applying Learning Theories in STEM education
Credits: 3
The goal of this course is for students to understand and apply views on cognition, learning, and teaching to inform the design and research of technology-enhanced or STEM education learning activities and/or environments. This course is open to graduate students from any discipline that want to be able to understand and draw upon current perspectives of learning for technology-enhanced or STEM educational practice.
EDIS 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Course permits students to work, under close faculty guidance, on an individual research project. Research done in this course may not be considered a part of thesis or dissertation work. Enrollment in this course should be limited to two three-credit registrations (six credits) at the doctorate level. Exceptions to this regulation should have the approval of the advisory committee and the dean of the School of Education.
EDIS 8970: Field Study
Credits: 3–6
In this student-driven, field-based course, students perform work at a school, district, or other educational setting to investigate and address a specific question, challenge, need, or interest of the partner organization. Students make informed analyses of the educational issues and present findings.
EDIS 8982: Practicum: Curriculum & Instruction
Credits: 1–12
Practicum: Curriculum & Instruction
EDIS 8998: Masters Research Internship
Credits: 1–12
Designed to give masters students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Permission of Advisor.
EDIS 9740: Internship in College Teaching or Supervision
Credits: 1–6
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member.
EDIS 9991: Ed.D. Research
Credits: 1–12
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of dissertation/capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
EDIS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Under close guidance of a faculty member, students work on an area of particular interest that cannot be met by a regularly scheduled course. A plan of study should be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 9995: Independent Research
Credits: 1–6
Permits students to work jointly with faculty or other students in cooperatively designing and executing research projects. The nature and scope of such projects are advanced beyond the master's level, and a plan of research should be signed and filed in the student's permanent file. Prerequisite: Advisor permission.
EDIS 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Advisor Permission Required
EDIS 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.