Peer Reviewed Publications

Journals (Peer Reviewed Papers Published in International Journals):

  1. Harrington, M.C.R. (June 2012). The Virtual Trillium Trail and the empirical effects of Freedom and Fidelity on discovery-based learning. Virtual Reality, Volume 16, Number 2, Pages 105-120. Original Article published in OnlineFirst™ Springer London. 1-15.  (March 3, 2011) [DOI: 10.1007/s10055-011-0189-7 | Research Gate| PDF ]
  2. Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2011). Empirical Evidence of Priming, Transfer, Reinforcement, and Learning in the Real and Virtual Trillium Trails. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies 2011 vol.4 Issue No.02 – April-June pp: 175-186 [DOI: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TLT.2010.20 | Research Gate | PDF ]
  3. Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2009). An ethnographic comparison of real and virtual reality field trips to Trillium Trail: The salamander find as a Salient Event. In Freier, N.G. & Kahn, P.H. (Eds.), Children, Youth and Environments: Special Issue on Children in Technological Environments, Volume 19 Number 1: Published by: The Board of Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, for the benefit of the Children, Youth and Environments Center at the University of Colorado Boulder
    [Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.19.1.0074 | HTML | PDF]

 

Dissertation:

  1. Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2008).  Simulated Ecological Environments for Education (SEEE): A Tripartite Model Framework of HCI Design Parameters for Situational Learning in Virtual Environments. Dissertation Abstracts International. July 17, 2008. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. [PDF]

 

Conference Publications -- Peer Reviewed and Published Papers and Presentations:

  1. Larson, S. and Harrington, M.C.R. (2012). A Survey of ABET Accredited, Information Systems, Undergraduate Programs, in the USA. Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON) November 1-4, 2012. New Orleans, Louisiana. [PDF]
  2. Portnoy F., Smith, L., Harrington, M.C.R., Kremer, K., Nichols, T., & Zammitto, V. (2011). Facing the Human Factors Challenges in Game Design: A Discussion Panel. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting September 19-23, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada. 55(1). 520-524. [ DOI: 10.1177/1071181311551106 | PPT ]
  3. Harrington, M.C.R. (2011). The Virtual Trillium Trail — An Educational Simulation of the North American Forests. iED Summit IMMERSIVE EDUCATION INITIATIVE BOSTON SUMMIT 2011 May 13-15, 2011, Boston College, Boston, MA.
  4. Harrington, Maria C.R. (2009). Meta-ontologies for learning in virtual and augmented realities. Proceedings of the ACM-SIGCHI IDC09. The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children Workshop on Children and Mobile Technology: Interface Development for Mobile Touch Devices. June3-5, 2009. Como, Italy. [Research Gate | PDF ]
  5. Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2006).  Situational learning in real and virtual space: Lessons learned and future directions. ACM SIGGRAPH’06. July 30-August 3, 2006 Boston, MA, USA. [DOI: 10.1145/1179295.1179344 | PDF | PPT ]
  • Harrington, M.C.R. (2006). Trees of life: Models of children's creative processes. Proceedings of the ACM DIS’06 Doctoral Consortium. June 28, 2006 State College, PA, USA. [DOI: 10.1145/1142405.1142464 | PDF | PPT]
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  • Harrington, M. (2005). Virtual Beechwood: Simulated ecological environments for education. Proceedings of the Conference on Spatial Information Theory’05. Doctoral Consortium Abstracts. September 14-18, 2005 Ellicottville, New York, USA. [ Research Gate | PDF ]
  • Gennari, J., Harrington, M., Hughes, S., Manojlovich, M. and Spring, M. (2003). Preparatory observations on ubiquitous knowledge environments: The cyberinfrastructure information ether. Proceedings post NSF Post Digital Library Futures Workshop. Chatham, MA, USA. [ Research Gate ]
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    Conference Publications -- Peer Reviewed and Published Abstracts:

    1. Harrington, M.C.R. (March 30 - 31, 2012). Birds-of-a-Feather. Video Game Development: Overview of the Torque 3D Educational Site License. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science EducatorsMarch 30-31, 2012, Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
    2. Harrington, M.C.R. and Kovalchick, L., (March 30 - 31, 2012). Birds-of-a-Feather. Virtual SRU: How a Project Management Class used Google Earth and Google Sketch-up.Proceedings of the 27th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science EducatorsMarch 30-31, 2012, Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
    3. Harrington, M.C.R. (November, 2011). Virtual Environments, Immersive Learning Simulations, and Serious Games as New Instructional Technology for Information Systems Students. Proceedings of Information Systems Educators Conference November 3-6, 2011, Wilmington, NC.
    4. Hulick, F. and Harrington, M.C.R. (November, 2011). The Value of Internships in the Information Systems Curriculum: A Case Study. Proceedings of Information Systems Educators Conference November 3-6, 2011, Wilmington, NC.
    5. Harrington, M.C.R. (April 8-9, 2011). Social Networks, Use and Misuse by Businesses: What Information Systems students need to know. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators April 8 – 9, 2011 Shippensburg University
    6. Harrington, M.C.R. (April 8-9, 2011). Video Game Development, a Serious Educational Component of the Curriculum. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science EducatorsApril 8 – 9, 2011 Shippensburg University
    7. Harrington, M.C.R. (2009). The Virtual Trillium Trail: An Educationally Effective Simulation for Ecology Education. The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators 2009 Conference. March 19 - 21, 2009. Entriken, PA.
    8. Harrington, M.C.R. (2008). A demonstration of virtual trillium trail, a simulation of a fourth grade field trip to a wildflower reserve for ecology education. Open Learning Interplay Symposium 2008. Demos and poster session. March 10-13, 2008.CMU, Pittsburgh, PA USA. [ Poster ]
    9. Harrington, M.C.R. (2008). A demonstration of Virtual Trillium Trail, a simulation of a fourth grade field trip to the Trillium Trail Wildflower Reserve. The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators 2008 Conference. February 29 and March 1, 2008. Ligonier, PA. [ PAEE 2008 ]

     

    Colloquium Presentations and Invited Talks:

    1. Harrington, Maria, C. R. (2010). COMET/Colloquium: Reality Matters in Virtual Reality for Learning Sciences Research: The Virtual Trillium Trail Empirical Data and Future fMRI Studies. University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. http://halley.exp.sis.pitt.edu/comet/presentColloquium.do?col_id=700
    2. Harrington, M.C.R. (2008). The Virtual Trillium Trail: The value of Freedom and Fidelity in the child-computer-environment interface. Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute Seminar Series. September 17, 2008. CMU, Pittsburgh, PA.
    3. Harrington, M.C.R. (2008). Simulated Ecological Environments for Education: Past and future realities. November 7, 2008. Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA.
    4. Harrington, M.C.R. (2008). Tips and tricks of building Simulated Ecological Environments for Education: User centered design, activity analysis, prototyping, and techniques. Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center. October 15, 2008. CMU, Pittsburgh, PA.
    5. Harrington, M.C.R. (2008). The Virtual Trillium Trail: What if you could fly over your favorite park, and explore the ecosystem from any vantage point that you wished? July 22, 2008. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Fox Chapel PA.
    6. Harrington, M.C.R. (2008). The poetics of games: Art, poetry and storytelling in modern game design. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. January 14, 2008 Pittsburgh, PA. (AII PGH 2008)
    7. Harrington, M.C.R. (2007). Virtual Trillium Trail and opportunities for education in metaverses and virtual environments. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Phipps Education Committee. November 19, 2007 Pittsburgh, PA.
    8. Harrington, M.C.R. (2007). Generating high fidelity, 3D computer graphic models from transects and plot population data for Trillium Trail. University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biological Sciences: E&E Seminar. October 24, 2007. Pittsburgh, PA.

     

    Technical Reports:

    1. Harrington, M.C.R. (2006). Simulated Ecological Environments for Education (SEEE): A Tripartite Model Framework of HCI design parameters for situational learning in virtual environments. Unpublished Dissertation Proposal, May 2006. School of Information Sciences, Department of Information Sciences and Telecommunications. University of Pittsburgh, PA.
    2. Harrington, M.C.R. (2005). Simulated Ecological Environments for Education (SEEE). Unpublished State of the Art Literature Review Component of the Comprehensive Exam, August 2005. School of Information Sciences, Department of Information Sciences and Telecommunications. University of Pittsburgh, PA.

     

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