I am looking for contract programmers to help us implement classroom-based learning systems. I’d like to find programmers with experience in ANY of the following areas:
We don’t expect a single person to embody all these skills, so if you are familiar with ANY of them, let’s talk!
If you have additional experience in any of these specialized areas, that would be a big bonus. We are actively dealing with these issues:
This is paying work for perhaps 4 and 200 hours of work. The number of hours will depend on what we scope based on your experience and our needs. You would be working directly with me (Dave Seah) and Dr. Ben Loh (a principal of edtech company Inquirium LLC) to set clear goals and deliverables.
We also may be able to work with programmers who want to develop expertise in the above technologies under some kind of hybrid arrangement. Let’s talk! See the Extras section for more information.
The following projects will give you an idea of the kind of work you would be helping with:
2004 Showing Evidence - A web application for teaching reasoning skills within a classroom setting built with Flash Actionscript 2 for Intel Education. blog post
2009 Take a Stand - A museum installation using 3D simulation with overhead motion tracking. Small groups of students use their body motion to control animal avatars in a virtual pond to facilitate discussion of standing-up to bullies. Custom 3D game engine running on dedicated PC hardware client and tracker server, written in C# and XNA, for the Illinois Holocaust Museum. blog post
2016 Promoting Learning through Annotation of Embodiment (PLAE) - An extension of STEP researching how annotation tools affect learning. Code extended with student mobile device support, drawing, and data replay tools. Added React/Redux. For NSF-funded research conducted by UCLA and Indiana University investigators. research abstract | grant abstract
2017 Interactive Science through Technology Enhanced Player (iSTEP) - Integrate with video recording/playback tools and enhanced motion tracking support from internal UCLA research group. For NSF-funded research conducted by UCLA and Indiana University investigators. research abstract | grant abstract
CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS
2019 Generalized Embodied Modeling to support Science through Technology Enhanced Play (GEM-STEP) - Beginning development August 2019. grant abtract