Heather Zimmerman

Assistant Professor in the College of Education

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Learning Science Life Cycle Mobile Computing Water Experience Conversation Teacher Meteorology Learning Process Education Interaction Augmented Reality Community Artifact Biology Museums Museum Learning Environment Everyday Experience Engineering Video Student Aerospace Engineering Prior Experience

Most Recent Papers

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

Using youths’ personal DNA data in science camps

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

Place-based learning processes in a family science workshop

Lucy R. McClain, Yu Chen Chiu, Heather T. Zimmerman, 2022, Science Education

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

Mobile Augmented Reality in the Backyard: FamiliesÕ Outdoor Spaces as Sites of Exploration about Pollinators

Heather Zimmerman, S Land, Katie Grills, Yu-Chen Chiu, Lillyanna Faimon, L McClain, Jeff Williams, 2021,

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

Lillyanna Faimon, Heather Zimmerman, 2021,

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

Mobile eye-tracking for research in diverse educational settings

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

Families’ imaginations in a meteorology workshop

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

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

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

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

Prior Experiences Shaping Family Science Conversations at a Nature Center

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

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