Publications

2015:

  • 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.
  • 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 Virtual Realities: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8844. 133-146.
  • 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.

2014:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • Lopez, A. (2013). Examining potential teacher bias of Hispanic males with emotional disturbances in virtual settings. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
  • 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.