Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Xu, Z., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Umapathy, K., Yang, N., & Tsai, C. (2021). Exploring college students’ conceptions of learning computer science: A draw-a-picture technique study. Computer Science Education. 31(1), 60-82. https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2020.1783155
  2. Umapathy, K., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Xu, Z. (2020). College students’ conceptions of learning of and approaches to learning computer science. Journal of Educational Computing Research58(3), 662-686. https://doi.org/10.1177/0735633119872659
  3. Valle, N., Antonenko, P., Soltis, P.S., Soltis, D., Folk, R., Guralnick, R., Oliverio, J., Difato, T., Xu, Z., Li, C. (2020). Informal multimedia biodiversity awareness event as a digital ecology for promoting culture of science. Educ Inf Technol, 25 (4),3275–3297. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-020-10121-7
  4. Xu, Z., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Tian, F., & Umapathy, K. (2019). Block-based versus text-based programming environments on novice student learning outcomes: a meta-analysis study. Computer Science Education29(2-3), 177-204. https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2019.1565233

Conference Proceeding

  • Reeves, S., Xu, Z. & Crippen, K. (2018). Exploring STEM Faculty’s Concerns in Adopting Virtual Laboratories. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 310-316). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Conference Presentations

  1. Xu, Z., Antonenko, P., Reeves, S., & Sheppard, T. (2021, April). Cognitive Predictors of Learning Science With Geographic Data Representations. Paper to be presented at the 2021 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Online conference.
  2. Xu, Z., Reeves, S., Antonenko, P., & Sheppard, T. (2021, April). Visuospatial Cognition Afforded by Multimedia Representations in Geographic Information Systems Learning Materials on Energy Production. Paper to be presented at the 2021 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Online conference.
  3. Antonenko, P., Xu, Z., Koh, D., Dawson, K., Benedict, A. & Swarup, B. (2021, April). Decoding Teacher Perceptions of the Usability and Feasibility of a Technology-Enhanced Cryptography Curriculum. Poster to be presented at the 2021 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Online conference.
  4. Huang, X.,Xu, Z., Antonenko, P., Snider, J., Coleman, J. & Chukoskie, L. (2021, April). Playing Gaze-Driven Attention Training Games Improves Alerting Efficiency in Children with Reading Difficulties. Poster to be presented at the 2021 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Online conference.
  5. Xu, Z., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Umapathy, K., & Yang, N. (2020, November). How Does Online Computer Programming Instruction Compare with Face-to-Face? A Meta-Analysis on Student Learning, Affect, and Retention. Paper presented at the 2019 Conference of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Online Conference.
  6. Antonenko, P., Xu, Z., Koh, D., Dawson, K., Swarup, B., & Benedict, A. (2020, November). Design of a technology-enhanced and Culturally Responsive Curriculum to Engage Elementary Children in Cryptography and Cybersecurity. Paper presented at the 2019 Conference of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Online Conference.
  7. Antonenko, P., Kim, D., Xu, Z., Liu, R. & Burgess, A. (2020, Apr 17 – 21). Does Playing a Commercial Off-the-Shelf Pattern Comparison Game Improve Visuospatial Cognition in Organic Chemistry? [Paper Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/sjhwyve (Conference Canceled)
  8. Valle, N., Antonenko, P., Xu, Z., Cheng, L., Soltis, D. E., Soltis, P. S., Folk, R. A., Guralnick, R. P., Oliverio, J. C. & Difato, T. T. (2020, Apr 17 – 21). The Influence of a Multimedia-Enhanced Biodiversity Awareness Event on Motivation for Environmental Action [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/vmmfkkk(Conference Canceled)
  9. Antonenko, P., Kim, D., Xu, Z., Koh, D., Liu, R. & Burgess, A. (2020, Apr 17 – 21). Visual Attention Patterns and Cognitive Strategy Use in Stereochemistry After Extended Playing of a Pattern Comparison Game [Poster Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/rcpy63c (Conference Canceled)
  10. Umapathy, K., Ritzhaupt, A. D. & Xu, Z. (2020, April). College Students’ Conceptions of Learning of and Approaches to Learning Computer Science [Poster Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/udylfy5(Conference Canceled)
  11. Xu, Z., Reeves, S., & Antonenko, P. (2019, October). Use Geographic Information System to Enhance Visual Learning. Paper presented at the 2019 Conference of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  12. Xu, Z., Reeves, S., & Antonenko, P. (2019, October). Explore the Influence of Retrieval Practice on Visual and Verbal Learning. Poster presented at the 2019 Conference of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  13. Xu, Z., Reeves, S., & Antonenko, P. (2019, October). Individual Differences in Visualizing Biology Graphics and Searching in Plant Peel. Poster presented at the 2019 Conference of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  14. Umapathy, K., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Xu, Z., & Tian, F. (2019, October). College Student Conceptions of and Approaches to Learning Computer Science and their Relationships. Paper presented at the 2019 Conference of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  15. Ritzhaupt, A. D., Xu, Z., Umapathy, K., Yang, N., Tian, F., Tsai, C., (October 2019). An Examination of College Students’ Conceptions of Learning Computer Science. Paper presented at the 2019 Conference of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  16. Xu, Z., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Tian, F., & Umapathy, K. (April 2019). Block-based versus text-based programming environments on novice student learning: A meta-analysis study. Paper presented at the 2019 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, CA.
  17. Xu, Z. & Luo, W. (2018, November). Promote Female Students’ Motivation in STEM in Nonformal Learning Environment — A Design-Based Research Study. Paper presented at the 2018 Conference of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Kansas City, Kansas.
  18. Reeves, S. & Xu, Z. (2018, October). Exploring STEM Faculty’s Concerns in Adopting Virtual Laboratories. Paper presented at the 2018 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Elearn, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  19. Antonenko, P., Schneps, M., Lamb, R., Keil, A., Pomplun, M., Beal, C., Dawson, K., Koh, D., H., Saunders, K., Miller, S. Wang, J., Burgess, A., Cheng, L., Xu, Z., Li, J., Hardy-Pieczarka, K., Okundaye, A. O., Calhoun, C., Stieglitz, K., & (2018, April). Cognitive predictors of 2D and 3D molecular model comparison in an authentic Organic Chemistry task. Paper presented at the 2018 Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
  20. Antonenko, P., Schneps, M., Lamb, R., Keil, A., Pomplun, M., Dawson, K., Koh, D., H., Saunders, K., Wang, J., Burgess, A., Cheng, L., Xu, Z., Li, J., Hardy-Pieczarka, K., Okundaye, A. O., Calhoun, C., Stieglitz, K., & Miller, S. (2018, April). Gender differences in mental rotation performance using 2D and 3D molecular representations. Paper presented at the 2018 Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
  21. Antonenko, P., Schneps, M., Lamb, Pomplun, M., Koh, D., Saunders, K., Burgess, A., Cheng, L., Xu, Z., & Li, J. (2018, March). 2D or 3D? Effects of Stimulus Dimensionality on Molecular Model Comparison in Organic Chemistry Task. Paper presented at the 2018 Conference of National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
  22. Xu, Z. & Luo, W. (2017, November). Explore elementary students’ motivation from robotics to school courses. Paper presented at the 2017 Conference of Florida Educational Research Association, Cocoa Beach, FL.
  23. Luo, W., Xu, Z., Li, S. (2017, November). A bridge between technology and storytelling: an educational robotics study implemented in an elementary after-school program. Paper presented at the 2017 Conference of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Jacksonville, FL.