Heather Zimmerman

Assistant Professor in the College of Education

Huck Affiliations

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Learning Science Life Cycle Museums Experience Mobile Computing Water Museum Interaction Conversation Learning Process Education Community Augmented Reality Participation Video Everyday Experience Student Eye Tracking Nature Emotion Lead Environmental Quality Prompts Teacher

Most Recent Publications

Serendipitous collective creativity at family making programs in public libraries

Soo Hyeon Kim, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2023, Thinking Skills and Creativity

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Lillyanna Faimon, Yu Chen Chiu, 2023, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning on p. 291-322

Exploring Family Engagement with Photo-Taking to Support Observation During an Outdoor MAR Experience about Pollinators

Lillyanna Faimon, Charles Keith, Heather Zimmerman, S Land, L McClain, 2023, on p. 337-344

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: designing for parents as learning partners in pop-up makerspaces

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

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

Place-based learning processes in a family science workshop: Discussion prompts supporting families sensemaking and rural science connections using a community water model

Lucy McClain, Yu-Chen Chiu, Heather T. Zimmerman, 2022, Science Education on p. 645-673

Using immersive augmented reality to guide families’ observations

L McClain, Heather Zimmerman, S Land, Lillyanna Faimon, S Bowles, CA Keith, others, 2022,

Place-based mobile AR: Technological development of mobile apps to support families to see and discuss science outdoors

S Land, Heather Zimmerman, Lillyanna Faimon, LR McClain, N Rossi, B Masters, B Kozlek, 2022,

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

Yong Jung, Devon Whalen, Heather Zimmerman, 2022, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement on p. 1--17

Most-Cited Papers

Personalized workplace learning: An exploratory study on digital badging within a teacher professional development program

Chris Gamrat, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Jaclyn Dudek, K 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prior Experiences Shaping Family Science Conversations at a Nature Center

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

Heather Zimmerman, Lucy R. McClain, 2016, Journal of Research in Science Teaching on p. 919-942