Kausalai Wijekumar
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Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Wijekumar, K., Meyer, B.J.F., Lei, P., Xuejun, J., Joshi, R.M. (in press). Evidence of an Intelligent Tutoring System as a Mindtool to Promote Strategic Memory of Expository Texts and Comprehension with Children in Grades 4 and 5. Journal of Educational Computing Research. (In Press)

2. Wijekumar, K., Meyer, B.J.F., & Lei, P-W (in press). Improving content area reading comprehension with 4-6th grade Spanish Ells using web-based structure strategy instruction. In J.Michael Spector & Dirk Ifenthaler (Eds). Information Technology Solutions for Learning. Springer. (In Press)

3. Wijekumar, K. Harris, K., Graham, S., Meyer, B.J.F., Lei, P-W, (in press). Improving persuasive writing with a teacher-managed web-based intelligent tutoring system implementing self-regulated strategies development. In Robert K. Atkinson (Ed.) Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Structure, Applications and Challenges (In Press)

4. Wijekumar, K. Meyer, B.J.F., & Lei, P. (in press). Web-based Text Structure Strategy Instruction Improves Seventh Graders[48]19 Content Area Reading Comprehension. Journal of Educational Psychology. (In Press)

5. Meyer, B.J.F. & Wijekumar, K. (2016). Web-based intelligent tutoring for the structure strategy. In S. Crossley & D. S. McNamara (Eds.) Adaptive Educational Technologies for Literacy Instruction. New York, NY: Routledge Publishers [48]13 Taylor & Francis Group.

6. Wijekumar, K. Harris, K., Graham, S., & Meyer, B.J.F.(2016). We-Write: A Teacher and Technology Supported Persuasive Writing Tutor for Upper Elementary Students. In S. Crossley & D. S. McNamara (Eds.) Adaptive Educational Technologies for Literacy Instruction. New York, NY: Routledge Publishers [48]13 Taylor & Francis Group.

7. Wijekumar, K., Meyer, B.J.F., Lei, P.-W, Lin, Y., Johnson, L.A., Shurmatz, K., Spielvogel, J., Ray,M, & Cook, M. (2014). Improving reading comprehension for 5th grade readers in rural and suburban schools using web-based intelligent tutoring systems. Journal of Research in Educational Effectiveness, 7:4, 331-357, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2013.853333

8. Meyer, B. J. F., & Wijekumar, K. K., (2014). Why fifth- and seventh- graders submit off-task responses to a web-based reading comprehension tutor rather than expected learning responses. Computers & Education (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.02.013

9. Wijekumar, K., Meyer, B.J.F., Lei, P.-W. (2013). High-fidelity implementation of web-based intelligent tutoring system improves fourth and fifth graders content area reading comprehension. Computers & Education, 68, 366-379

10. Wijekumar, K. & Meyer, B. J. F. (2012). Comprehension using the strategic organization of text aided by a Web-based intelligent tutoring system: A text and computer based mindtool. In J. M. Spector, B. B. Lockee, S. E. Smaldino, & M. C. Herring. Learning, Problem Solving, and Mind Tools. New York, NY: Routledge Publishers – Taylor & Francis Group

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Efficacy and Replication Trial of the Individualized Adaptive ITSS with 4th and 5th Grade Students in High Poverty Schools. (PI)
US Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences (Federal)
2015/08/01 - 2019/07/31
Total Funding: 3,499,570.

Development of a Web-based Writing Partner (We-Write Persuasively) to Improve Writing Persuasive Essays for 5th Grade Students. (PI)
US Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences (Federal)
2014/06/20 - 2018/06/30
Total Funding: 998,901.
Courses Taught
2016 - 2017
EDCI 684, EDCI 689
2015 - 2016
EDCI 685
2014 - 2015
EDCI 689
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). Computers & Education

Assoc Editor (2014 - ). Journal of Educational Psychology

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Learning

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