Jenna Marks is a doctoral student in Cognitive Studies in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a BA in Psychology from Colgate University and an MA in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College. Her doctoral research concerns if and how design thinking curriculum can reframe failure and lead to increased persistence and willingness to iterate in middle school classrooms. In addition to her dissertation work, Jenna is currently the research assistant on a Cyberlearning NSF grant under Dr. Catherine Chase, developing a computer-based cognitive tutor to guide students through invention activities intended to promote deep learning of underlying structures of science concepts. Jenna is passionate about using empirical research and the design process to create educational tools, games, and processes for the 21st century.
Marks, J., Bernett, D., & Chase, C. C. (2016). The Invention Coach: Integrating Data and Theory in the Design of an Exploratory Learning Environment. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 7(2).
Choi, A., Marks, J., Lee, A., Ahn, J., & Black, J.B. (2015, April). The effect of cognitive embodiment on children’s problem solving in robotics education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), Chicago, USA.
Chase, C.C., Marks, J., Wille, J., & Bradley, M. (2015, April). A naturalistic study of tutor guidance during Invention tasks. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), Chicago, USA.
Chase, C. C., Marks, J., Bernett, D., & Aleven, V. (2015) The design of an exploratory learning environment to support Invention. Intelligent Support in Exploratory and Open-ended Learning Environments Learning Analytics for Project Based and Experiential Learning Scenarios, 1.
Chase, C. C., Marks, J., Bernett, D., & Bradley, M. (2015, June). Towards the development of an exploratory learning environment: A study of naturalistic teacher guidance of Invention. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED).
Lee, J. J., Matamoros, E., Kern, R., Marks, J., de Luna, C., & Jordan-Cooley, W. (2013, April). Greenify: fostering sustainable communities via gamification. In CHI’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1497-1502). ACM.