Heather Zimmerman

Assistant Professor in the College of Education

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Learning Science Mobile Computing Experience Life Cycle Artifact Biodiversity Learning Environment Engineering Teacher Proximity Meteorology Education Conversation Museums Community Augmented Reality Interaction Fruit Informal Learning Museum Video Biology Everyday Experience Student

Most Recent Publications

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Jennifer L. Weible, Elizabeth A. Wright, Carmen Vanderhoof, Nina G. Jablonski, 2022, Science Education on p. 767-796

Families’ engagement in making activities related to aerospace engineering

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Katharine Ellen Grills, Zachary McKinley, Soo Hyeon Kim, 2022, Information and Learning Science on p. 154-178

Supporting children’s place-based observations and explanations using collaboration scripts while learning-on-the-move outdoors

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, 2022, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning on p. 107-134

Shifts of epistemic agency between children and parents during making at museum-based makerspace

Yong Ju Jung, Devon Purington Whalen, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2022, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement

Digital badging systems as a set of cultural tools for personalized professional development

Chris Gamrat, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2021, AV communication review on p. 2615-2636

Collaborative idea exchange and material tinkering influence familiesÕ creative engineering practices and products during engineering programs in informal learning environments

Soo Kim, Heather Zimmerman, 2021, Information and Learning Sciences on p. 585-609

The Role of Parents in the Development of YouthsÕ Interest in an Engineering Workshop

Lillyanna Faimon, Heather Zimmerman, 2021,

Supporting observing-on-the-move with proximity-based technology: Designing for children's scientific observations outdoors

Susan Land, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Christopher Millet, Gi Woong Choi, 2020, Visitor Studies on p. 182-204

Families’ imaginations in a meteorology workshop

Yu Chen Chiu, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2020, on p. 146-153

Assessment of creativity during family engineering workshops in informal learning environments

Soo Hyeon Kim, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2020, on p. 783-784

Most-Cited Papers

Personalized workplace learning

Christopher Gamrat, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Jaclyn Dudek, Kyle Peck, 2014, British Journal of Educational Technology on p. 1136-1148

Socio-technical dimensions of an outdoor mobile learning environment: a three-phase design-based research investigation

Susan M. Land, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2015, AV communication review on p. 229-255

Participating in science at home

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2012, Journal of Research in Science Teaching on p. 597-630

Facilitating Place-Based Learning in Outdoor Informal Environments with Mobile Computers

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, 2014, TechTrends on p. 77-83

Tree Investigators: Supporting families' scientific talk in an arboretum with mobile computers

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Lucy R. McClain, Michael R. Mohney, Gi Woong Choi, Fariha H. Salman, 2015, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement on p. 44-67

Learning in and about rural places

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Jennifer L. Weible, 2017, Cultural Studies of Science Education on p. 7-31

Where young people see science: Everyday activities connected to science.

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Philip Bell, 2014, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement on p. 25-53

A Methodological Case Study with Mobile Eye-Tracking of Child Interaction in a Science Museum

Yong Ju Jung, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Koraly Pérez-Edgar, 2018, TechTrends on p. 509-517

Prior Experiences Shaping Family Science Conversations at a Nature Center

Lucy R. McClain, Heather Zimmerman, 2014, Science Education on p. 1009-1032

Using augmented reality to support children’s situational interest and science learning during context-sensitive informal mobile learning

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Yong Ju Jung, 2016, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing on p. 101-119