AREAS OF INTEREST

Cognitive and Learning Science

I’m interested in exploring how cognition and memory affect learning and problem solving in STEM and technology-supported learning environments, including the effects of gesture performance, multimedia agents and self-regulation. This work draws from Cognitive Load Theory, Self-Regulation and Monitoring and Embodied Cognition.

Learning Design

This work explores the design thinking practices of university and K-12 instructors in their design of lessons, drawing upon research in Design Thinking, Imagination as well as Educational Leadership and Technology.

Virtual / Augmented / Mixed Reality

Extending my interest in gesture-based learning with technology, my interest explores how technology and embodiment affect cognition and learning through learner interactions with immersive environments.

Innovative Methods for Psychology and Social Science Research

This interest stemmed from the original development of a gesture-capture iPad app for use in data collection. From here, I have adapted both the Visual Pattern Task (VPT) and Automated Operation Span Task (OpSpan) to touch-based versions, and have developed a child-friendly mental effort measure.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Sepp, S., Tindall-Ford, S., Agostinho, S., & Paas, F. (2021) To trace or not to trace?: Meaningful gestures for learning geometry using touch-based multimedia learning materials. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Sepp, S., Wong, M., Hoogerheide, V., Castro-Alonso, J.C.(2021) Shifting Online: 12 Tips for Online Teaching Derived from Contemporary Educational Psychology Research. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Sepp, S., Tindall-Ford, S., Agostinho, S., & Paas, F. (2021) Capturing Movement: The Development of an App for Touch-based Gesture Research. Manuscript submitted for publication. 

Sepp, S., Agostinho, S., Tindall-Ford, S., & Paas, F. (2020). Gesture-based Learning with ICT: Recent developments, opportunities and considerations. In S. Tindall-Ford,  S. Agostinho, & J. Sweller, (Eds.), Advances in Cognitive Load Theory: Rethinking teaching. Routledge: London.

Sepp, S., Howard, S. J., Tindall-Ford, S., Agostinho, S., & Paas, F. (2019). Cognitive Load Theory and Human Movement: Towards an Integrated Model of Working Memory. Educational Psychology Review, 27(3), 1–25. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10648-019-09461-9 

Sepp, S., Howard, S. J., Tindall-Ford, S., Agostinho, S., & Paas, F. (2020) Working Memory: Models and Applications. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS

Opting Out: Allowing for Student Agency as we wait for Big EdTech to catch up (Nov 2021)

ETUG Fall Workshop 2021: Assessment, Analytics and Student Learning

BC Educational Technology User’s Group, Vancouver, Canada

To Trace or Not to Trace: Human Movement and its implications for Human Cognitive Architecture (Oct 2021)

School of Education Seminar Series

University of New England, Armidale, Australia (Direct Link to Recording)

Shifting Online: 12 Tips for Online Teaching Derived from Contemporary Educational Psychology Research (Sept 2021)

14th Annual Cognitive Load Theory Conference

Queens University, Kingston, ONT, Canada

Open Education, etc. An overview of OER, Open Education and Open Practices (July 2021)

University of Wollongong Educational Developer Network

University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia

To Trace or Not to Trace: Meaningful Hand Gestures for Learning with ICT (Aug 2020)

EARLI Special Interest Group 6 & 7 Conference 2020: Instructional Design and Technology

University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany (Online due to COVID-19)

Geometry Touch: A Novel Instrument for data collection in Gesture-based research (Aug 2020)

EARLI Special Interest Group 6 & 7 Conference 2020: Instructional Design and Technology

University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany (Online due to COVID-19)

Interaction Treatments and Instructor Intention: Towards model for the application of Learning Analytics in practice (Mar 2020)

Learning Analytics Visual Analytics (LAVA) User Group

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Rethinking Discourse in an Online Learning Environment (May 2019)

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Annual Conference

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Human Movement, Cognition and Learning: Implications for VR in Educational Research and Practice (July 2018)

Emerging Media Lab Community of Practice

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Considerations for creating or choosing VR content(June 2018)

Virtual Reality Summer Institute 2018, Faculty of Education

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Meaningful Hand Gestures for Learning with ICT (Nov 2017)

10th Annual International Cognitive Load Theory Conference

University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia

A Novel Instrument for Data Collection in Gesture-based Research (Nov 2017)

10th Annual International Cognitive Load Theory Conference

University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Cloud-based Data Collection in Educational Psychology Research (Dec 2016)

Createworld Conference 2016

Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Designing Meaningful Interactions for 3D Touch (Dec 2016)

Createworld Conference 2016

Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Reading Strategies for the Digital Age (March 2015)

WA State Board of Community & Technical Colleges IGNIS Webinar

Online / Olympia, WA, USA

Webinar Presentation: Reading Strategies for the Digital Age

Canvas LMS: A Case Study in Accessibility Case Management (2015)

WA State Higher Education Technology Conference

Spokane, WA, USA

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