Heather Zimmerman

Assistant Professor in the College of Education

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Learning Science Museums Education Learning Environment Mobile Computing Artifact Informal Learning Museum Water Biodiversity Experience Teacher Engineering Proximity Meteorology Augmented Reality Computer Science Interaction Community Fruit Life Cycle Seed Creativity Video

Most Recent Papers

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

Chris Gamrat, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2021, Educational Technology Research and Development on p. 2615-2636

Mobile eye-tracking for research in diverse educational settings

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

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

Assessment of creativity during family engineering workshops in informal learning environments

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

Families’ imaginations in a meteorology workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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, 2020, Information and Learning Science on p. 585-609

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, 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 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

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

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

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