John F. Pane


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John Pane (Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University) is a senior scientist in RAND's Education division. Dr. Pane is an experienced researcher of the implementation and effectiveness of educational innovations, with a focus on education technology and math and science initiatives. He is principal investigator of two random-assignment experiments testing technology-based mathematics curricula in schools. Dr. Pane has also led evaluations of a NSF Math and Science Partnership and a school district's one-to-one laptop initiative, and investigated data-driven decisionmaking practices in education and the effects of the 2005 hurricanes on public school students in Louisiana. Dr. Pane's expertise includes the application of experimental and rigorous quasi-experimental methods in education settings, assessing the impact of new technologies on individuals and organizations, human-computer interaction, and computer interface design. Sponsors of Dr. Pane's research have included the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army, the Heinz Endowments, and the Grable, Pittsburgh, and Benedum Foundations.

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Myers, Brad A., Pane, John F., Ko, Andy (2004): Natural programming languages and environments. In Communications of the ACM, 47 (9) pp. 47-52.

Pane, John F., Ratanamahatana, Chotirat, Myers, Brad A. (2001): Studying the Language and Structure in Non-Programmers' Solutions to Programming Problems. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 54 (2) pp. 237-264.

Pane, John F., Corbett, Albert T., John, Bonnie E. (1996): Assessing Dynamics in Computer-Based Instruction. In: Tauber, Michael J., Bellotti, Victoria, Jeffries, Robin, Mackinlay, Jock D., Nielsen, Jakob (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 96 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 14-18, 1996, Vancouver, Canada. pp. 197-204.

Pane, John F., Myers, Brad A., Miller, Leah B. (2002): Using HCI Techniques to Design a More Usable Programming System. In: HCC 2002 - IEEE CS International Symposium on Human-Centric Computing Languages and Environments 3-6 September, 2002, Arlington, VA, USA. pp. 198-206.

Pane, John F., Myers, Brad A. (2000): Tabular and Textual Methods for Selecting Objects from a Group. In: VL 2000 , 2000, . pp. 157-164.

Pane, John F., Rosson, Mary Beth (2007): Broadening the Audience for Computational Thinking: Graduate Student Consortium. In: VL-HCC 2007 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 23-27 September, 2007, Coeur dAlene, Idaho, USA. pp. 249.

Pane, John F. (2006): Universal Information Access Through Multimodal Interaction: Graduate Student Consortium. In: VL-HCC 2006 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 4-8 September, 2006, Brighton, UK. pp. 219-221.

Pane, John F., Wiedenbeck, Susan (2008): Expanding the benefits of computational thinking to diverse populations: Graduate student . In: VL-HCC 2008 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 15-19 September, 2008, Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany. pp. 253.