Heather Zimmerman

Assistant Professor in the College of Education

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Learning Science Education Museums Mobile Computing Interaction Water Museum Biology Learning Environment Computer Science Meteorology Augmented Reality Video Community Life Cycle Informal Learning Experience Artifact Resources Teacher Student Conversation Engineering Robotics

Most Recent Papers

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

Soo Hyeon Kim, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2021, Information and Learning Science

Mobile eye-tracking for research in diverse educational settings

Yong Ju Jung, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Koraly Pérez-Edgar, 2020, on p. 26-42

Assessment of creativity during family engineering workshops in informal learning environments

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

What does computer science and maker education look like in 2030?

David Weintrop, Gi Woong Choi, Adam Maltese, Mike Tissenbaum, Janet B. Fofang, Margaret Walton, Janet Walkoe, Jill Scott, Yong Ju Jung, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, David DeLiema, Maggie Dahn, Soo Hyeon Kim, Andrea Copeland, Jing Yang, Amber Simpson, Peter Knox, Jungsun Kim, Monica M. Chan, Nathan Holbert, Leslie Flynn, Kyungbin Kwon, Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Thomas A. Brush, Paulo Blikstein, 2020, on p. 1519-1524

Visualizing qualitative data

Yong Ju Jung, Jaclyn Dudek, Shulong Yan, Marcela Borge, Soo Hyeon Kim, Jian Liao, Benjamin Rydal Shapiro, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2020, on p. 438-445

Families’ imaginations in a meteorology workshop

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

Design conjectures for place-based science learning about water

Heather T. Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Katharine Grills, Yu Chen Chiu, Yong Ju Jung, Jeffrey Williams, 2020, on p. 1125-1132

Epistemic agency shifts between children and parents during inventing with robotics at museum-based makerspace

Yong Ju Jung, Devon Purington Whalen, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2020, on p. 851-852

Supporting children’s outdoor science learning with mobile computers

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Chrystal Maggiore, Chris Millet, 2019, Journal of Educational Television on p. 457-472

Emerging and developing situational interest during children's tablet-mediated biology learning activities at a nature center

Yong Ju Jung, Heather Zimmerman, Susan Mary Land, 2019, Science Education on p. 900-922

Most-Cited Papers

Personalized workplace learning

Christopher Gamrat, Heather Zimmerman, Jaclyn Dudek, Kyle Leonard 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 Mary Land, Heather Zimmerman, 2015, Educational Technology Research and Development 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 Zimmerman, Susan Mary Land, 2014, TechTrends on p. 77-83

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

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

Understanding How Families Use Magnifiers During Nature Center Walks

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Lucy Richardson McClain, Michele Crowl, 2013, Research in Science Education on p. 1917-1938

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

Using augmented reality to support observations about trees during summer camp

Heather Zimmerman, Susan Mary Land, Michael R. Mohney, Gi Woong Choi, Chrystal Maggiore, Soo Hyeon Kim, Yong Ju Jung, Jaclyn Dudek, 2015, on p. 395-398

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

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