Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


Publication Title

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings


This paper examines the use of Imaginative Education for designing an online learning environment for middle school engineering education. In Imaginative Education, cognitive tools associated with the development of linguistic ability are used to engage learners and frame their learning productively. The Through My Window website applies a variety of cognitive tools related to mythic and romantic understanding through the use of an online novel and interactive learning adventures associated with the novel. The focus of this paper is an AI learning adventure on the website titled Rio's Brain. It was found, through embedded assessment within the learning adventure, that learner's ideas advanced during the adventure. It was also found that the adventure supported the development of interpretive knowledge and created a Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) wide enough to support a range of learners.


122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society


122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society


Archived as published. Open access article.

Included in

Engineering Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.