Heather Zimmerman

Assistant Professor in the College of Education

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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: Imagining weather through prototyping a weather station

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

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

Learning in and about rural places: Connections and tensions between students’ everyday experiences and environmental quality issues in their community

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

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

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

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