College of Education *
College of Education *
Diane Jass Ketelhut (TLPL)
Diane Jass Ketelhut
Contact Information:
Room: 2226L Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-3135
E-mail: djk@umd.edu

Diane Jass Ketelhut (Ed.D., Harvard Univ. Graduate School of Education)
Assoc Prof
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)

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Research Interests | Bio | Honors & Awards | Grants & Projects | Publications | Curriculum Vitae |

Research Interests

My research interests center on improving student learning and engagement with science through increasing access, particularly in urban contexts, to scientific inquiry experiences and through raising self-efficacy in science. I look specifically at the use of virtual environments to deliver scientific inquiry curricula and science assessments to students in the classroom and at professional development to help teachers integrate scientific inquiry into their curricula.

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Professional Biography

I hold certification in secondary school science and was a science curriculum specialist and teacher (science and math) for grades 5-12 for 15 years.� Prior to that, I conducted immunology basic research for 2 years. I received a B.S. in Bio-Medical Sciences from Brown University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia and my doctorate in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University. I was an Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education at Temple University for 5 years prior to coming to the University of Maryland in 2011.

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Honors & Awards

Graduate Student Teacher Award, Temple University College of Education, 2011 Best Paper Award, AERA ARVEL SIG, 2011

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Grants & Projects

SAVE Science: Situated Assessment using Virtual Environments for Science Content and Inquiry, 2008-present

Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Discovery Research K-12 Program, $2,772,482

Educating middle-grades teachers for challenging contexts,E=mc2, 2007-11

Co-Principal Investigator, Department of Education, Transition to Teaching Program, $3,014,360

Science in the City: a Proposal for Developing Future Scientists, 2006-10

Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Academy for Young Scientists Program, $799,125

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Selected Publications

Recent Publications

Ketelhut, D.J., & Schifter, C. (2011). Game-Based Learning and Teachers: Improving understanding of how to increase efficacy of adoption. Computers and Education 56, 539-546.

Ketelhut, D.J., and Nelson, B. (2010). Designing for Real-World Scientific Inquiry in Virtual Environments. Educational Research 52(2), 151-167.

Ketelhut, D.J. (2010). Assessing gaming, computer and scientific inquiry self-efficacy in a virtual environment. In L.A. Annetta and S. Bronack (Eds.), Serious Educational Game Assessment: Practical Methods and Models for Educational Games, Simulations and Virtual Worlds. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sense Publishers. p. 1-18.

Ketelhut, D.J., Clarke, J., and Nelson, B. (2010). The development of River City, a multi-user virtual environment-based scientific inquiry curriculum: historical and design evolutions. In M. J. Jacobson and P. Reimann (Eds.), Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International perspectives from the learning sciences. Springer Publishing Company. p. 89-110.

Ketelhut, D.J., Nelson, B., Schifter, C., and Kim, Y. (2010). Using immersive virtual environments to assess science content understanding: the impact of context. In Kinshuk, D. G. Sampson, J. M. Spector, P. Isa�as, D. Ifenthaler and R. Vasiu (Eds), Proceedings of the iadis international conference on cognition and exploratory learning in the digital age (celda 2010). p 227-230.

Ketelhut, D.J. (2009). Rethinking Science Learning: a needs assessment. An NAS-commissioned paper. http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/Ketelut_Gaming_CommissionedPaper.pdf

Ketelhut, D. J. (2007). The Impact of Student Self-Efficacy on Scientific Inquiry Skills: An Exploratory Investigation in River City, a Multi-User Virtual Environment. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 16(1), 99-111.

Ketelhut, D.J., Whitehouse, P., Dede, C., & Brown-L'Bahy, T. (2005). Designing a Distributed Learning Experience. In C. Howard & J. Boettcher & L. Justice & K. Schenk & G. Berg & P. Rogers (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Online Learning and Technology: Idea Group Reference.

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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