Research and Publications

Featured Publications

Research and evaluation are at the core of the Lastinger Center’s work. We are committed to continuously researching communities and educational issues to identify critical needs and inequities. We are just as determined to performing rigorous evaluations on our programs to ensure that our innovations are truly improving teacher and child outcomes, the focus of all of our work. Learn more about the research behind the development and impact of our innovations.

Testing the Effectiveness of Three-Step Approaches for Auxiliary Variables in Latent Class and Latent Profile Analysis

By Zachary K. Collier and Walter Leite

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This AERA report discusses different analyses that are used to predict membership of various groups based on demographics and background characteristics.

Instructor presence in instructional video: Effects on visual attention, recall and perceived learning.

By Jiahui Wang and Pasha Antonenko

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This study finds that participants’ perceived learning and satisfaction in Algebra Nation videos was positively influenced by the presence of an instructor.

Principals as instructional leadership coaches: School change through job-embedded professional development

by Lauren Gibbs

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This research examines principals’ experiences as they implemented a specific instructional leadership coaching model.

Algebra Nation

  • Collier, Z. K., & Leite, W. L. (n.d.). Testing the effectiveness of three-step approaches for auxilary variables in latent class and latent profile analysis.
  • Wang, J. & Antonenko, P. (2017). Instructor presence in instructional video: Effects on visual attention, recall, and perceived learning. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 79-89.
  • Wang, J. & Antonenko, P., Celepkolu, M., Jimenez, Y. (2017). Converging eye-movement analysis with traditional usability testing methods: A case study on Algebra Nation website. (Under preparation).
  • Wang, J., Antonenko, P., Fieldman, E. (2017). Instructor presence, visual attention, and learning in educational video: Content difficulty matters. Invited to present at Florida Graduate Research Symposium, Tampa, FL.
  • Wang, J., Antonenko, P., Fieldman, E. (May, 2017). Instructor presence, visual attention, and learning in educational video: Content difficulty matters. To be presented at the annual conference of the Vision Science Society, Saint Petersburgh, FL.
  • Wang, J., Antonenko, P., Celepkolu, M., Jimenez, Y. (April, 2017). Instructor presence in mathematics instructional videos: Effects on learning, visual attention, and perceptions. To be presented at the 2017 American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Wang, J., Antonenko, P., Fieldman, E. (April, 2017). Instructor presence in mathematics instructional videos: Effects on learning, visual attention, and perceptions. Presented at the 2017 Graduate Student Research Day, Gainesville, FL. Awarded 1st Place Best Poster Award.
  • Wang, J. (2017). Instructor presence in instructional video: Influence on learning, visual attention and affect. Presented at 2017 College of Education Research Symposium, Gainesville, FL. Awarded the Outstanding Research Paper Award.

Coaching

Early Learning Florida

  • Valle, N. (2017). Effects of anticipation guides on visual attention distribution and learning in multimedia environments(Master thesis, University of Florida).
  • Valle, N., Wang, J., Antonenko, P., Luo, W., Rushing R. (May, 2017). Visual attention and learning from multimedia with and without an anticipation guide. To be presented at the annual conference of the Vision Science Society, Saint Petersburgh, FL.
  • Valle, N., Wang, J., Antonenko, P., Luo, W., Rushing, R. (April, 2017). Anticipation Guides, Learning, and Visual Attention in a Multimedia Environment for Professional Development. Presented at 2017 2nd Annual College of Education Research Symposium, Gainesville, FL.