Publications

Dissertations:

  • Barmaki, R. (2016). Gesture Assessment of Teachers in an Immersive Rehearsal Environment, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Central Florida, August 2016.
  • Buckridge, H. (2016). Mixed reality experiences in the M. Ed. educational leadership program: Student perceptions. Ph.D., Education & Human Performance, University of Central Florida, May 2016
  • Hayes, A. (2015). The Experience of Presence and Social Presence in a Virtual Learning Environment as Impacted by the Affordance of Movement Enabled Motion Tracking. Ph.D., Modeling & Simulation, University of Central Florida, August 2015.
  • Hughes, D. (2014). The Design and Evaluation of a Game to Help Train Perspective-Taking and Empathy in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ph.D., Modeling & Simulation, University of Central Florida, May 2014.
  • Ingraham, K. (2014). Examining Emotional Responses to effective Versus Ineffective Virtual Buddies. Ph.D., Education & Human Performance, University of Central Florida, May 2014.
  • Lopez, A. (2013). Examining potential teacher bias of Hispanic males with emotional disturbances in virtual settings. Ph.D., Education & Human Performance, University of Central Florida, May 2013.

2016:

  • Barmaki, R., & Hughes, C. E. (2016). Towards the understanding of gestures and vocalization coordination in teaching context, Educational Data Mining 2016 (EDM2016), June 29-July 2, Raleigh, NC., 663-665.
  • Barmaki, R. (2016). Improving Social Communication Skills Using Kinesics Feedback. ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CHI 2016), May 7-12, San Jose, CA., 86-91. (2nd Place Graduate Category, Microsoft Student Research)
  • Chini, J. J., Straub, C. L., & Thomas, K. H. (2016). Learning from avatars: Learning assistants practice physics pedagogy in a classroom simulator. Physical Review Physics Education Research 12, 010117-1 -010117-15. http://journals.aps.org/prper/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.010117
  • Hayes, A., & Hughes, C. E. (2016). Using human in the loop simulation in virtual and mixed reality for medical training. 22nd Medicine Meets VR Conference (NextMED/MMVR), April 7-9, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Hughes, C. E., Epstein, J. A., Hall, T., Ingraham, K. M., & Hughes, D. E. (2016). Enhancing protective role-playing behaviors through avatar-based scenarios, 4th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (IEEE SeGAH 2016), May 11-13, Orlando, FL. (Best Paper Award)
  • Hughes, C. E., & Ingraham, K. M. (2016). De-escalation training in an augmented virtuality space. IEEE Virtual Reality (IEEE VR 2016), March 19-23, Greenville, SC, 181-182.
  • Jung, S. (2016). Physical presence aided by body ownershipEEE Virtual Reality (IEEE VR 2016) Doctoral Consortium, March 19-23, Greenville, SC.
  • Nojavanaasghari, B., Baltrusaitis, T., Hughes, C. E., & Morency, L-P. (2016). EmoReact: A Multimodal Approach and Dataset for Recognizing Emotional Responses in Children. International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2016), Tokyo, Japan, November 12-16, 2016.
  • Nojavanaasghari, B., Baltrusaitis, T., Hughes, C. E., & Morency, L-P. (2016). The future belongs to the curious: Towards automatic understanding and recognition of curiosity in children. Workshop on Child Computer Interaction (WOCCI 2016), San Francisco, CA, September 6-7, 2016.
  • Patel, S., Hughes, D. E., & Hughes, C. E. (2016). MeEmo – Using an avatar to improve social skills in children with ASD. Workshop on Child Computer Interaction (WOCCI 2016), San Francisco, CA, September 6-7, 2016.

2015:

  • Barmaki, R. (2015).  Multimodal assessment of Teaching Behavior in Immersive Rehearsal Environment – TeachLivE‎. Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI’15)651- 655.
  • Barmaki, R. (2015). Multimodal Assessment of Teachers in Immersive Learning EnvironmentLearning, Analytics and Knowledge Conference 2015 (LAK 2015), Poughkeepsie, NY, March 16-20, 2015.
  • Barmaki, R., & Hughes, C. E. (2015).  Providing real-time feedback for student teachers in a virtual rehearsal environment. Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI’15)531-537. (People’s Choice Grand Challenge Award)
  • Barmaki, R., & Hughes, C. E. (2015). A Case Study to Track Teacher’s Gestures in Virtual Learning Environments. Learning, Analytics and Knowledge Conference 2015 (LAK 2015), Poughkeepsie, NY, March 16-20, 2015, 420-421.
  • Battista, N. U., & Boone, W.J. (2015). Exploring the Impact of TeachME Lab Virtual Classroom Teaching Simulation on Early Childhood Education Majors Self-Efficacy Beliefs. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 26:237-262.
  • Becht, K., & Delisio, L. (2015, June). The Lived Experiences of Middle School and High School Teachers Utilizing TeachLivE as a Professional Development Tool. In Bousfield, T., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., Straub, C., Dieker, L. & Ingraham, K. (Eds.),In Bousfield, T., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., Straub, C., Dieker, L. & Ingrahm, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd National TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2015: Dissection Education, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 2-6.
  • Behrens, C. & Franceschi, J. (2015, June). Year Two: TeachLivE for Instructional Coaches. In Bousfield, T., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., Straub, C., Dieker, L. & Ingraham, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd National TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2015: Dissection Education, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 7-10.
  • Dieker, L. A., Delisio, L., & Bukaty, C. (2015). Tuning in with technology. In W. W. Murawski & K. L. Scott (Eds.), What really works in elementary education: Research-based practical strategies for every teacher. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Dieker, L. A., Delisio, L., & Bukaty, C. (2015). What really works in in education: Technology and engagement. In W. Murawski (Ed.), What Really Works Secondary, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Donehower, C. (2015, June).  Using TeachLivE to Improve the Conversational Skills of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In Bousfield, T., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., Straub, C., Dieker, L. & Ingraham, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd National TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2015: Dissection Education, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 11-18.
  • Hardin, S. & Freeman-Green, S. (2015, June). Infusing Culturally Responsive Strategies in STEM Instruction for Special Education Teachers. In Bousfield, T., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., Straub, C., Dieker, L. & Ingraham, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd National TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2015: Dissection Education, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 19-22.
  • Hughes, C. E., Nagendran, A., Dieker, L. A., Hynes, M. C., & Welch, G. F. (2015). Applications of Avatar-Mediated Interaction to Teaching, Training, Job Skills and Wellness. In B. Burnett, R. van Liere, & G. Welch (Eds.), Virtual Realities: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8844, Zug, Switzerland: Springer. 133-146.
  • Ingraham, K, & Hughes, C. E. (2015). CollegeLiVE: Using avatar training to promote protective behaviors on college campuses. Proceedings of Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT 2015), Indianapolis, IN, November 2-7.
  • Nagendran, A., Welch, G. F., Hughes, C. E., & Pillat, R. (2015). Exploring Human Surrogate Characteristics. In Virtual Realities: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8844. 215-238.
  • Regalla, M., Nutta, J., Hutchinson, C., & Ashtari, N. (2015, June). English Language Learner (ELL) Avatars for Pre-Service Teachers. In Bousfield, T., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., Straub, C., Dieker, L. & Ingraham, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd National TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2015: Dissection Education, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 23-26.
  • Storey, V. A., & Cox, T. (2015). Utilizing Teach LivE™ (TLE) to build educational leadership capacity: The development and application of virtual simulations. Journal of Education and Human Development. (4)2, 41-49. http://jehdnet.com/vol-4-no-2-june-2015-jehd
  • Storey, V. A., & Dambo, N. (2015). Totally immersive environment as an instructional tool for building educational leadership capacity:  Is this the future? In V.C.X. Wang & V.C. Bryan (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M., And Hughes, C. (2015, June). Using Virtual Rehearsal in TLE TeachLivETM Mixed Reality Classroom Simulator to Determine the Effects on the Performance of Science Teachers: A Follow-up Study (Year 2). In Bousfield, T., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., Straub, C., Dieker, L. & Ingraham, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd National TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2015: Dissection Education, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida.
  • Taylor, M. & Stone, S. (2015, June). Microcredential: 4:1 Positive Praise Strategy. In Bousfield, T., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., Straub, C., Dieker, L. & Ingraham, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd National TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2015: Dissection Education, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 33-37.
  • Thompson, J. & Kosiorek, C. (2015, June). Video Recording Instructional Coaching: An Effective Strategy to Improve Teaching. In Bousfield, T., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., Straub, C., Dieker, L. & Ingraham, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd National TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2015: Dissection Education, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 38-40.
  • Wallace, L. & Whitten, E. (2015, June). Utilizing TeachLivE As a Component of a Multi-Tiered Approach to Preservice Teacher Preparation. In Bousfield, T., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., Straub, C., Dieker, L. & Ingraham, K. (Eds.),  Proceedings of 3rd National TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2015: Dissection Education, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 41-47.

2014:

  • Barmaki, R. (2015).  Nonverbal Communication and Teaching Performance. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM). London, 441-443.
  • Behrens, C., & Franceschi, J. (2014, May). TeachLivE for Instructional Coaches: Uses and Takeaways from District and Trainer Perspectives. In Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M. & Hughes, C. (Eds.), Proceedings from the 2nd Annual TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2014: Ludic Convergence, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 3-5.
  • Brandenburg, L., Donehower, C., & Rabuck, D. (2014, May). How TeachLivE is Helping Kennedy Krieger Build Model Classrooms. In Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M. & Hughes, C. (Eds.), Proceedings from the 2nd Annual TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2014: Ludic Convergence, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 6-10.
  • Buckridge, H., & Taylor, R. (2014, May). M. Ed. in educational leadership practice & coaching in TeachLivETM: Preliminary findings. In Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M. & Hughes, C. (Eds.), Proceedings from the 2nd Annual TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2014: Ludic Convergence, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 11-14.
  • Dieker, L.A., Straub, C., Hughes, C., Hynes, M.C., & Hardin, S.E. (2014). Virtual environments can take us virtually anywhere. Educational Leadership, 71(8), 54-58.
  • Dieker, L.A., Rodriguez, J., Lingnugaris-Kraft, B., Hynes, M., & Hughes, C.E. (2014). The future of simulated environments in teacher education: Current potential and future possibilities. Teacher Education and Special Education, 37(1), 21-33. (2015 Publication Award from the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children)
  • Eisenreich, H., & Harshman, K. (2014, May). The influence of TeachLivE on anxiety levels in preservice and inservice mathematics teachers. In Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M. & Hughes, C. (Eds.), Proceedings from the 2nd Annual TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2014: Ludic Convergence, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 15-19.
  • Erbiceanu, E., Mapes, D., & Hughes, C.E. (2014). Modeling attention and interaction in small groups of virtual characters. Non-Verbal communication in Virtual Worlds, Eds. J. Tanenbaum, M. Nixon & M. Seif el-Nasr, ETC Press, Carnegie-Mellon.
  • Hayes, A. (2014, May). Measuring social presence and impact of social presence in TeachLivE: ludic convergence. In Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M. & Hughes, C. (Eds.), Proceedings from the 2nd Annual TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2014: Ludic Convergence, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 20-23.
  • Nagendran, A., Pillat, R., Kavanaugh, A., Welch, G., & Hughes, C.E. (2014). A unified framework for individualized avatar-based interactions. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments 23(2), 109-132.
  • Regalla, M., Nutta, J.A., Hutchinson, C.J., Jones, P., Ashtari, N., & Verkler, K. (2014, May). English learner (EL) avatars for pre-service teachers.n Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M. & Hughes, C. (Eds.), Proceedings from the 2nd Annual TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2014: Ludic Convergence, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 24-28.
  • Rodriguez, J. (2014, May). Comparison of feedback methods for pre-service teachers delivering mathematics lessons in the TeachLivE lab. In Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M. & Hughes, C. (Eds.), Proceedings from the 2nd Annual TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2014: Ludic Convergence, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 29-33.
  • Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M., & Hughes, C. (Eds). (2014). Proceedings from TeachLivE 2014: 2nd National TLE TeachLivE Conference. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida.
  • Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M., & Hughes, C. (2014). Using virtual rehearsal in TLE TeachLivE™ mixed reality classroom simulator to determine the effects on the performance of mathematics teachers. 2014 TeachLive National Research Project: Year 1 Findings. University of Central Florida: Orlando, FL.
  • Vasquez, E., Straub, C., Nagendran, A., Marino, M. T., Welch, G.,Hughes, C. E., Russell, M., Koch, A., Delisio, L., Alias, A., Paz, M., Schaffer, K., & Silva, J. (2014, May). A comparison of feedback methods for pre-service teachers delivering mathematics lessons in the TeachLivETM lab.In Straub, C., Dieker, L., Hynes, M. & Hughes, C. (Eds.), Proceedings from the 2nd Annual TLE TeachLivETM Conference 2014: Ludic Convergence, Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida, 34-37.

2013:

  • Dieker, L. A., Lingnugaris-Kraft, B., Hynes, M., & Hughes, C. E. (2013). Mixed reality environments in teacher education: Development and future applications. American Council for Rural Special Educators. Lexington, KY: ACR SE.
  • Hayes, A., Hardin, S., Dieker, L., Hynes, M., & Hughes, C., & Straub, C. (Eds). (2013). Proceedings from TeachLivE 2013: 1st National TLE TeachLivE Conference. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida.
  • Hayes, A., Hardin S., & Hughes, C. E. (2013). Perceived presence’s role on learning outcomes in a mixed reality classroom of simulated students. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8022, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 142-151.
  • Hayes, A. T., Straub, C. L., Dieker, L. A., Hughes, C. E., & Hynes, M. C. (2013). Ludic learning: exploration of TLE TeachLivE™ and effective teacher training. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 52(2), 23-26.
  • Nagendran, A., Pillat, R., Kavanaugh, A., Welch, G., & Hughes, C. E. (2013). AMITIES: Avatar-Mediated Interactive Training and Individualized Experiences System. Virtual Reality Software & Technology (VRST) 2013, Singapore, October 6-8, 2013.

2012:

  • Dieker, L., Hynes M., Ludlow, B., & Whitten, W. (2012, February). Evolving environments in learning: The TLETeachLivE™ experience. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.
  • Hughes C. E., & Mapes, D. P. (2012). Mediated dialogues through multiple networked avatars. Journal of Immersive Education, in press. (Presented at iED 2012, Boston, Ma, June 14-16).
  • Lopez, A. L., Hughes, C. E., Mapes D. P., & Dieker, L. A. (2012). Cross cultural training through digital puppetry. Advances in Design for Cross-Cultural Activities Part I, Chapter 25, Edited by Denise M. Nicholson, CRC Press 2012, 247-256.
  • Nagendran, A., Pillat, R., Hughes, C. E., & Welch, G. (2012). Continuum of virtual-human space: Towards improved interaction strategies for physical-virtual avatars. ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI 2012, Dec. 2-4, 2012, Singapore, 135-142.
  • Vince-Garland, K. (2012). Teaching teachers to use discrete trial training in a virtual teaching environment. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
  • Walker, Z. (2012). Providing coaching on employability skills for students with intellectual disabilities in a virtual environment. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

2011:

  • Dieker, L. A. (2011). Future of Teacher Preparation in Virtual Environments: Impatient Optimist Blog, Seattle, WA: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Dieker, L., Grillo, K., & Ramlakan, N. (2011). New technology and virtual environments: The impact of a summer camp on gifted students interested in STEM careers. Gifted Education International. DOI: 10.1177/0261429411427647.
  • Long, W.A. (2011). Your Predictable Adolescent. Charleston, SC: BookSurge Publishing.
  • Mapes, D.P., Tonner, P., & Hughes, C.E. (2011). Geppetto: An environment for the efficient control and transmission of digital puppetry. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6774, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2011, 270-278.
  • Zhu, J., Moshell, J. M., Ontañón, S., Erbiceanu, E., & Hughes C. E. (2011). Why can’t a virtual character be more like a human?: A mixed-initiative approach to believable agents. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6774, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 289-296.

Pre-2011:

  • Andreasen, J. B., & Haciomeroglu, E. S. (2009). Teacher training in virtual environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Atlanta, GA. Teacher Training in Virtual Environments.  Teacher Training in Virtual Environments
  • Dieker, L., Hynes, M., Hughes, C., & Smith, E. (2008). Implications of mixed reality and simulation technologies on special education and teacher preparation. Focus on Exceptional Children, 40(5),1-20.
  • Dieker, L., Hynes, M., Stapleton, C., & Hughes, C. (2007). Virtual classrooms:  STAR simulator building virtual environments for teacher training in effective classroom management. New Learning Technology SALT4, 1-22.