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Earl Woodruff

Associate Professor (CSE & DPE), HDAP Associate Chair


Room 9-177
(416) 978-1068 Fax: (416) 926-4713

Website: http://fcis.oise.utoronto.ca/~ewoodruff

Earl Woodruff

Research Interests


Cognition and learning; developmental issues in children's knowledge building; technology in education; computer-supported discursive environments for mathematics and science education; design research


  • Cognition and learning
  • Sociocognitive knowledge building
  • Technology in education

Applied/Clinical Interests

Preservice education and the development of the teacher as a practitioner/researcher.


Representative Publications

McNab, S., Moss, J., Woodruff, E. and Nason, R. (2006). “We were nicer, but we weren’t fairer! Mathematical modeling exploring “fairness” in data management with 5th and 6th grade students. 2006 NCTM Yearbook: pp 171-184. Thinking and reasoning with data and chance. MA:NCTM

Woodruff, E., & Nirula, L., (2005) Design Research in the Elementary School Classroom. In C. Howard, J. Boettcher, L. Justice and K. Schenk (editors) Encyclopedia of Online Learning and Technology Vol. II, pp. 510-517 Information Science Publishing.

Nason, R.A., & Woodruff, E. (2005). Supporting online collaborative learning in mathematics. In Howard, C., Boettcher, J., Justice, L., and Schenk, K. D., Rogers, P. L., and Berg, G. A. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Distance Learning. Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc. Vol. 1, pp 1725-1731.

Nason, R., & Woodruff, E. (2005). Innovations for Online Collaborative Learning in Mathematics. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology London: Information Science Publishing. Vol. I-V, pp. 1529-1534.

Nason, R., & Woodruff, E. (2004). Online collaborative learning in mathematics: Some necessary innovations. In T. Roberts (Ed.), Online collaborative learning: Theory and practice (pp. 103-131). London: Infosci.

Fong, C., & Woodruff, E. (2003) Web-Based Video and Frame Theory in the Professional Development of Teachers: Some Implications for Distance Education. Distance Education 24(2), 195-211.

Andrews, G., Woodruff, E., MacKinnon, K., & Yoon, S. (2003). Introducing "thinking tags" to kindergarten children through a dental health simulation. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 19, 209-219.

Woodruff, E. (2002). CSCL communities in post-secondary education and cross-cultural settings. In T. Koschmann, R. Hall, & N. Miyake (Eds.), CSCL II: Carrying forward the conversation (pp. 157-168). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


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