Cindy Hmelo-Silver

Professor

Office: Eigenmann Hall Room 543

Phone : (812) 856-8335

Department: Counseling and Educational Psychology

Affiliations: Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Learning Sciences

 

ABOUT ME

I focus on how people learn about complex phenomena and how technology can help support that learning. As part of this work, I study problem-based learning, collaborative knowledge construction, and computer supported collaborative learning. I study the role of technology to support social knowledge construction and collaborative learning and problem-solving. My research investigates scaffolded support for problem-based learning, the use of video for learning, and complex systems understanding. My current projects include a research synthesis of computer-supported collaborative learning, an international collaboration for technology-supported collaborative learning, collaborative modeling by citizen scientists, and how students learn through creating multimedia artifacts using a video repository.

DEGREES

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

 
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YEAR
Problem-based learning: What and how do students learn?
Educational psychology review 16 (3), 235-266
2004
Scaffolding and achievement in problem-based and inquiry learning: A response to Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark (2006)
E CINDY, RG Duncan, AC CLARK
Educational Psychologist 42 (2), 99-107
2007
Goals and strategies of a problem-based learning facilitator
CE Hmelo-Silver, HS Barrows
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning 1 (1), 4
2006
Designing to learn about complex systems
CE Hmelo, DL Holton, JL Kolodner
The Journal of the Learning Sciences 9 (3), 247-298
2000
Problem-based learning: A research perspective on learning interactions
Routledge
2000
Comparing expert and novice understanding of a complex system from the perspective of structures, behaviors, and functions
CE Hmelo-Silver, MG Pfeffer
Cognitive Science 28 (1), 127-138
2004
Designing technology to support reflection
X Lin, C Hmelo, CK Kinzer, TJ Secules
Educational Technology Research and Development 47 (3), 43-62
1999
Problem-based learning: Effects on the early acquisition of cognitive skill in medicine
CE Hmelo
The journal of the learning sciences 7 (2), 173-208
1998
Teaching and learning as multimedia authoring: the classroom 2000 project
GD Abowd, CG Atkeson, A Feinstein, C Hmelo, R Kooper, S Long, ...
Proceedings of the fourth ACM international conference on Multimedia, 187-198
1997
Analyzing collaborative knowledge construction: Multiple methods for integrated understanding
CE Hmelo-Silver
Computers & Education 41 (4), 397-420
2003
The Problem-Based Learning Tutorial: Cultivating Higher Order Thinking Skills.
CE Hmelo, M Ferrari
Journal for the Education of the Gifted 20 (4), 401-22
1997
Facilitating collaborative knowledge building
CE Hmelo-Silver, HS Barrows
Cognition and instruction 26 (1), 48-94
2008
Fish swim, rocks sit, and lungs breathe: Expert-novice understanding of complex systems
CE Hmelo-Silver, S Marathe, L Liu
The Journal of the Learning Sciences 16 (3), 307-331
2007
Problem-based learning: Gaining insights on learning interactions through multiple methods of inquiry
CE Hmelo, DH Evensen
Problem-based learning: A research perspective on learning interactions, 1-16
2000
Understanding complex systems: Some core challenges
CE Hmelo-Silver, R Azevedo
The Journal of the learning sciences 15 (1), 53-61
2006
Becoming self-directed learners: Strategy development in problem-based learning.
CE Hmelo, X Lin
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers
2000
Integrating and guiding collaboration: Lessons learned in computer-supported collaborative learning research at Georgia Tech
M Guzdial, C Hmelo, R Hübscher, K Nagel, W Newstetter, S Puntambekar, ...
Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Computer support for ...
1997
A theory-driven approach to assessing the cognitive effects of PBL
CE Hmelo, GS Gotterer, JD Bransford
Instructional science 25 (6), 387-408
1997
Computer support for learning through complex problem solving
M Guzdial, J Kolodner, C Hmelo, H Narayanan, D Carlson, N Rappin, ...
Communications of the ACM 39 (4), 43-45
1996
Learning progressions: Aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment
RG Duncan, CE Hmelo‐Silver
Journal of Research in Science Teaching 46 (6), 606-609
2009
Transferring symbolic representations across nonisomorphic problems.
LR Novick, CE Hmelo
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 20 (6), 1296
1994
Cognitive consequences of problem-based learning for the early development of medical expertise
CE Hmelo
Teaching and Learning in Medicine 10 (2), 92-100
1998
Instructional Design and Development of Learning Communities: An Invitation to a Dialogue.
X Lin
Educational technology 35 (5), 53-63
1995
Complex mathematical problem solving by individuals and dyads
NJ Vye, SR Goldman, JF Voss, C Hmelo, S Williams
Cognition and Instruction 15 (4), 435-484
1997
Problem-based learning meets case-based reasoning
JL Kolodner, CE Hmelo, NH Narayanan
Proceedings of the 1996 international conference on Learning sciences, 188-195
1996
Contextualized questioning to scaffold learning from simulations
C Hmelo, R Day
Computers & Education 32 (2), 151-164
1999
Design and reflection help students develop scientific abilities: Learning in introductory physics laboratories
E Etkina, A Karelina, M Ruibal-Villasenor, D Rosengrant, R Jordan, ...
The Journal of the Learning Sciences 19 (1), 54-98
2010
Computer-support for collaborative learning: Learning to support student engagement.
CE Hmelo, M Guzdial, J Turns
Journal of Interactive Learning Research
1998
Of black and glass boxes: Scaffolding for doing and learning
CE Hmelo, M Guzdial
Proceedings of the 1996 international conference on Learning sciences, 128-134
1996
Collaborative learning, reasoning, and technology
Routledge
2013
Cracking the resource nut with distributed problem-based learning in secondary teacher education
CA Steinkuehler, SJ Derry, CE Hmelo-Silver, M Delmarcelle
Distance Education 23 (1), 23-39
2002
Promoting complex systems learning through the use of conceptual representations in hypermedia
L Liu, CE Hmelo‐Silver
Journal of Research in Science Teaching 46 (9), 1023-1040
2009
Cognitive apprenticeship in science through immersion in laboratory practices
J Charney, CE Hmelo‐Silver, W Sofer, L Neigeborn, S Coletta, ...
International Journal of Science Education 29 (2), 195-213
2007
Understanding Complex Natural Systems by Articulating Structure-Behavior-Function Models.
S Vattam, AK Goel, S Rugaber, CE Hmelo-Silver, R Jordan, S Gray, ...
Educational Technology & Society 14 (1), 66-81
2011
Cognitive transfer revisited: Can we exploit new media to solve old problems on a large scale?
SJ Derry, CE Hmelo-Silver, A Nagarajan, E Chernobilsky, BD Beitzel
Journal of Educational Computing Research 35 (2), 145-162
2006
“It's harder than we thought it would be”: A comparative case study of expert–novice experimentation strategies
CE Hmelo‐Silver, A Nagarajan, RS Day
Science Education 86 (2), 219-243
2002
Collaborative ways of knowing: Issues in facilitation
CE Hmelo-Silver
Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning ...
2002
Design principles for scaffolding technology-based inquiry
CE Hmelo-Silver
Collaborative learning, reasoning, and technology, 147-170
2006
How are we doing? Methods of assessing group processing in a problem-based learning context.
J Faidley, DH Evensen, J Salisbury-Glennon, J Glenn, CE Hmelo
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers
2000
Understanding collaborative learning processes in new learning environments
CE Hmelo-Silver, E Chernobilsky, R Jordan
Instructional Science 36 (5-6), 409-430
2008
Authentic inquiry: Introduction to the special section
CA Chinn, CE Hmelo‐Silver
Science Education 86 (2), 171-174
2002
Learning to talk the educational psychology talk through a problem-based course
E Chernobilsky, MC DaCosta, CE Hmelo-Silver
Instructional Science 32 (4), 319-356
2004
Knowledge recycling: Crisscrossing the landscape of educational psychology in a problem-based learning course for preservice teachers
CE Hmelo-Silver
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 11 (2), 41-56
2000
Productive use of learning resources in an online problem-based learning environment
H Jeong, CE Hmelo-Silver
Computers in Human Behavior 26 (1), 84-99
2010
Problem-based learning online: multiple perspectives on collaborative knowledge construction
E Chernobilsky, A Nagarajan, CE Hmelo-Silver
Proceedings of th 2005 conference on Computer support for collaborative ...
2005
Problem based learning: development of knowledge and reasoning strategies
CE Hmelo
Proceedings of the seventeenth annual conference of the Cognitive Science ...
1995
Coding discussions and discussing coding: Research on collaborative learning in computer-supported environments
CE Hmelo-Silver, R Bromme
Learning and Instruction 17 (4), 460-464
2007
Effects of high and low prior knowledge on construction of a joint problem space
CE Hmelo, A Nagarajan, RS Day
The Journal of experimental education 69 (1), 36-56
2000
Computer-Assisted Instruction in Health Professions Education: A Review of the Published Literature.
CE Hmelo
Journal of Educational Technology Systems
1990
The STEP environment for distributed problem-based learning on the World Wide Web
CA Steinkuehler, SJ Derry, DK Woods, CE Hmelo-Silver
Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning ...
2002
Making a mesh of it: A STELLAR approach to teacher professional development
SJ Derry, CE Hmelo-Silver, A Nagarajan, E Chernobilsky, J Feltovich, ...
Proceedings of th 2005 conference on Computer support for collaborative ...
2005
The international handbook of collaborative learning
Routledge
2013
Learning theories and problem-based learning
CE Hmelo-Silver, C Eberbach
Problem-based learning in clinical education, 3-17
2012
Soft leaders, hard artifacts, and the groups we rarely see: Using video to understand peer learning processes
CE Hmelo-Silver, E Katic, A Nagarajan, E Chernobilsky
Video research in the learning sciences, 255-270
2007
Promoting Teachers' Flexible Use of the Learning Sciences through Case-Based Problem Solving on the WWW: A Theoretical Design Approac
M Siegel, S Derry, JB Kim, C Steinkuehler, J Street, N Canty, C Fassnacht, ...
2000
Special issue: Learning through problem solving
C Hmelo, SM Williams
The Journal of Learning Sciences 7 (3), 4
1998
Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt.(1994). The relationship between situated cognition and anchored instruction: A response to Tripp
JL Moore, X Lin, DL Schwartz, A Petrosino, DT Hickey, O Campbell, ...
Educational Technology 34 (10), 28-32
Investigating classroom interaction: Methodologies in action
Sense Publishers
2009
Targeting transfer in a STELLAR PBL course for pre-service teachers
CE Hmelo-Silver, SJ Derry, A Bitterman, N Hatrak
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning 3 (2), 4
2009
Reconceptualizing teacher education: Supporting case-based instructional problem solving on the World Wide Web
SJ Derry, CE Hmelo-Silver
Technology-based education: Bringing researchers and practitioners together ...
2005