Heather Zimmerman

Assistant Professor in the College of Education

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Learning Science Life Cycle Mobile Computing Experience Community Education Interaction Student Biodiversity Biology Decision Making Artifact Everyday Experience Proximity Environmental Quality Participation Museums Conversation Resources Water Quality Fruit School Video Nature

Most Recent Papers

Supporting Observing-on-the-Move with Proximity-Based Technology: Designing for Children’s Scientific Observations Outdoors

Susan M. Land, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Chris Millet, Gi Woong Choi, 2020, Visitor Studies on p. 182-204

Supporting children’s outdoor science learning with mobile computers

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Chrystal Maggiore, Chris Millet, 2019, Learning, Media and Technology 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

Family connections to local science issues: How scientists use questions to engage families in personally-relevant learning during science-themed workshops

Lucy R. McClain, Heather Zimmerman, 2019, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement on p. 154-170

Investigating children's deep learning of the tree life cycle using mobile technologies

Gi Woong Choi, Susan Mary Land, Heather Zimmerman, 2018, Computers in Human Behavior on p. 470-479

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

Epistemic agency in an environmental sciences watershed investigation fostered by digital photography

Heather Zimmerman, Jennifer L. Weible, 2018, International Journal of Science Education on p. 1-25

Using a design thinking model to create learning tools: A case study with We! Connect cards

Chad Littlefield, Heather Zimmerman, 2017,

Learning in and about rural places

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

Technology-mediated engagement with nature

Lucy R. McClain, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, 2016, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement on p. 385-399

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

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

Learning in and about rural places

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

Intergenerational learning at a nature center

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Lucy Richardson McClain, 2014, Environmental Education Research on p. 177-201

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 Systems and Computing on p. 101-119