Carla van de Sande

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1804

Biography

Carla van de Sande is interested in student engagement and the resources students’ use as they learn mathematics in both face-to-face and online environments. These resources include note-taking strategies, homework assistance (i.e., homework help communities), and study habits. One strand of this research targets the relationship between student engagement, learning outcomes, and the use of various instructional strategies (i.e., focusing on learning objectives, facilitating active student responding). Another strand of research involves exploring how students seek help and engage in learning activities outside of the classroom. For example, one set of projects examines the quality of help available in online homework help forums and compares alternative rating systems for providing feedback on their perceived helpfulness. Her main goal is to help students succeed by moving from ineffectual learning strategies that include dependency-oriented help seeking to more productive ways of participation.

Education

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh 2008

Publications

  • Shepherd, M.D. & van de Sande, C. Reading mathematics for understanding – From novice to expert. The Journal of Mathematical Behavior (2014).
  • van de Sande, C. Cognitive Load Theory meets the real world: Worked examples on a popular homework help forum. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments (2014).
  • van de Sande, C. Experiences of a newbie helper in a free, open, online mathematics help forum community. Journal of Education and Training Studies (2013).
  • van de Sande, C. & Greeno, J. G. Achieving alignment of perspectival framings in problem-solving discourse. The Journal of the Learning Sciences (2012).
  • van de Sande, C. Multimedia principles and social networking in open, online, mathematics homework help. Korean Society for Educational Technology (2012).
  • van de Sande, C. Currin. A description and characterization of student activity in an open, online, mathematics help forum. Educational Studies in Mathematics (2011).
  • van de Sande, C. Free, open, online, help forums: Convenience, connection, control, comfort, and communication. The International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD) (2010).
  • van de Sande, C. and Greeno, J. G. A framing of instructional explanations: Let us explain with you. Instructional Explanations in the Disciplines (2010).
  • van de Sande, C. Assessing the quality of collaborative activity in open, online, calculus help forums. International Reports on Socio-Informatics: Workshop Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (2010).
  • van de Sande, C. Free, open, online, mathematics help forums: The good, the bad, and the ugly. International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) (2010).
  • van de Sande, C. Does it help? Rating tutor responses in open, online, homework help forums. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) (2009).
  • van de Sande, C. Grassroots open, online, calculus help forums. International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) (2009).
  • van de Sande, C. & Leinhardt, G. How tutors benefit from participation in open, online homework forums with a spontaneous participation structure. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications (2008).
  • van de Sande, C. & Leinhardt, G. The Good Samaritan effect: A lens for understanding patterns of participation. International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc (2008).
  • van de Sande, Carla C. Open, online, calculus help forums: Learning about and from a public conversation. Dissertation (2008).
  • van de Sande, C. How are students' problems being solved? The quality of worked solutions on a popular, open, online, mathematics help forum. International Society of the Learning Sciences (0).

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 792 Research
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II
MTE 792 Research
MAT 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 792 Research
MTE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 792 Research
MTE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II
MTE 792 Research
MAT 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 792 Research
MTE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 792 Research
MTE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II
MTE 792 Research
MAT 792 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 792 Research
MTE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MTE 485 Teaching Standards-Based Math
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 792 Research
MTE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
MAT 170 Precalculus
MTE 792 Research
MAT 792 Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
MTE 485 Teaching Standards-Based Math
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 792 Research
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MTE 485 Teaching Standards-Based Math
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 792 Research
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MTE 792 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
MTE 485 Teaching Standards-Based Math
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 792 Research

Presentations

  • van de Sande, B. & van de Sande, C. Open, online, physics homework forums: The wave of the future. 2009 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting (Feb 2009).
  • van de Sande, C. & Greeno, J. G. A framing of instructional explanations: Let us explain with you. Instructional Explanations in the Disciplines: Talk, Texts, and Technology (May 2008).
  • van de Sande, C. & Leinhardt, G. Online tutoring: Complexity, community, and calculus. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition (Mar 2008).
  • van de Sande, C. & Leinhardt, G. Drawing conclusions about diagram use in an online help forum. 11th Conference on Researh in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (Feb 2008).

Service

  • National Science Foundation, Panel Member (2013 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation, Panel Member (2012 - Present)
  • Learning Sciences Institute, Member of faculty hire search committee (2013 - 2014)
  • Learning Sciences Institute, assistant to managing director (2013 - 2013)
  • SUNMaRC, Organizing Committee Member (2012 - 2013)
  • SUNMaRC, Organizing Committee Member (2011 - 2012)
  • SoMSS Colloquium Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • New City Tutoring for Students in South Phoenix, Tutor (2010 - 2010)
  • Obama Scholars Program, Mentor (2009 - 2010)
  • Calculus Review Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Review of Educational Research Journal, Reviewer (2008 - 2009)
  • International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Education Liaison & Outreach Committee, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Mathematics Awareness Month Committee, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)

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