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Research Projects

Bridging Learning in Urban Extended Spaces

  • A collaboration among learning sciences researchers at Vanderbilt's Peabody college, exhibit designers and curators at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, librarians developing new sites for youth activity and learning at the Nashville Public Library, and interaction and technology designers from a growing creative community located in Nashville, TN. 


Bridging Learning in Urban Extended Spaces 2.0

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  • A collaboration between the SLaM Lab and Jefferson Street Sound, a community museum in North Nashville run by Mr. Lorenzo Washington. The goal of the project is to develop new ways for people to experience and learn about the history of local, urban environments. The Lab is creating digital spatial storylines (DSSLs) which are interactive online maps embedded with archival media including photographs, oral histories, news articles and songs collected from project partners. Click here for an example of these DSSLs made using the online platform Storyliner
  • More information about the BLUES 2.0 project can be found here

Architecture & Learning

Tangible Math

  • Tangible Math is a collaboration between researchers at San Diego State University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Wisconsin focusing on learning the mathematics of space and motion.

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