Findings from the 2x2x2 study with the Active Listening Simulation showed the combination of elaborate feedback paired with neither a pedagogical agent image nor hints resulted in the greatest knowledge of and skill in applying targeted active listening skills. Also, elaborate feedback was found to be generate better reported overall usability in the simulation than simple feedback.
Analysis of the RCT data is still underway.
For the most up-to-date list of publications and presentations from the CareerWISE research program, please see https://careerwise.asu.edu/?q=publications-presentations .
Dawson, A.E., Bernstein, B.L.., & Bekki, J.M. (in press). Providing the psychosocial benefits of mentoring to women in STEM: CareerWISE as an online solution, forthcoming in [Special issue] New Directions in Higher Education.
Dawson, A.E., Bernstein, B.L., & Bekki, J.M. (November, 2014). Graduate Persistence and Psychosocial Mentoring for Women in STEM: An Online Approach for Addressing the Need. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
Primé, D., Bernstein, B.L., Wilkins, K.G., Bekki, J.M., & Dawson, A.E. (August, 2014). An Examination of the Impact of Barriers for At-Risk Doctoral Women in Science and Engineering. American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
Prime, D. R., Bernstein, B. L., Wilkins, K. G., & Bekki, J. M. (in press). Measuring the advising alliance for female graduate students in science and engineering: An emerging structure. Journal of Career Assessment.
D. Primé, B.L. Bernstein, K.G. Wilkins, & J.M. Bekki. (August, 2013). Measuring the Advising Relationship: An Emerging Structure for Female Graduate Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
Hildebrand, E., Bekki, J. M., Bernstein, B. L., & Harrison, C. J. (2013). Online learning environment design: A heuristic evaluation. Computers in Education, 4 (4), 27-37.
Prime, D., Bernstein, B. L, Way, A., Hita, L. C., Liddell, T. M., Sarma, A. R., Bekki, J. M., (2013). Development of an internet-delivered communication curriculum for graduate women in STEM. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, M543.
Wilkins, K. G., Bernstein, B.B, Bekki, J.M., & Prime, D. (2013). Measuring Interpersonal Communication Skills: Development of the STEM-Communication Skill Assessment Battery. American Psychological Association Conference. Honolulu, HI.
Dawson, A.E., Bernstein, B.L., Harrison, C.J., Bekki, J.M., Prime, D.R. (2013, August). Mentoring women in STEM: Documenting and filling the void. American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
Wilkins, K. G., Bekki, J. M., Harrison, C. J., & Atkinson, R. K. (2012). Development of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics – Active Listening Skills Assessment (STEM-ALSA). Proceedings of the ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education. DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2012.6462248
The CareerWISE online resource helps women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs find ways to better manage the challenges in their immediate environments and expand personal skills for thriving in their future career environments. The CareerWISE resource is an individualized online program that pairs empirically based pedagogical content with an interactive simulated environment that provides users with practice opportunities. It is the first program of its kind to provide systematic training in interpersonal communication skills customized for female students in STEM. The program is built on an extensive foundation of theory and research on psychological processes, environmental context, and personal behaviors that contribute to women’s experiences in academic and career paths.
The CareerWISE Resource: Details
- Customized for women pursuing PhDs in STEM fields.
- Organized around four key areas of concern reported by women STEM doctoral students: relationships with advisors (Advisors), struggle to manage both academic and personal priorities (Balance), chilly climates in academic departments (Climate), and facing unexpected hurdles during the degree (Delays).
- Teaches a four-step, solution-focused problem-solving model that is tailored to augment the technical problem solving frameworks already familiar to STEM students and build skills to handle personal and interpersonal problems.
- Provides interpersonal communication skill training using a live actor-based simulated learning environment with both written and video content.
- Includes modules on understanding yourself and the context of situations.
- Contains hundreds of HerStory clips from videotaped interviews with women who have successfully navigated the hurdles of graduate school in a variety of STEM fields.