My research interests include game-based learning, immersive environments, UX/UI, visual design, and STEM education.

Publications

Kuba, R. (in press). Presentation matters: Basics of graphic design in educational technology. C2C Digital Magazine,V(14).

Kuba, R., Rahimi, S., Smith, G., Shute, V.J., & Dai, C. (2021). Using the First Principles of Instruction and multimedia principles to design and develop in-game learning support videos. Educational Technology Research and Development. doi:10.1007/s11423-021-09994-3

Rahimi, S., Shute, V.J., Kuba, R.,Dai, C., Yang, X, Smith, G., & Fernándes, C.A. (2021). The use and effects of incentive systems on learning and performance in educational games. Computer & Education, 165, 1-17. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2021.104135

Yang, X., Rahimi, S., Shute, V.J., Kuba, R., Fernándes, C.A., & Smith, G. (2021). The relationship among prior knowledge, accessing learning supports, learning outcomes, and game performance in educational games. Educational Technology Research and Development. doi:10.1007/s11423-021-09974-7

Shute, V.J., Rahimi, S., Smith, G., Ke, F., Almond, R., Dai, C., Kuba, R., Yang, X., Liu, Z., & Sun, C. (2020). Maximizing learning without sacrificing the fun: Stealth assessment, adaptivity, and learning supports in educational games. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 37(1), 137-141. doi:10.1111/jcal.12473

Shute, V.J., Smith, G., Kuba, R., Dai, C., Rahimi, S., Liu, Z., & Almond, R. (2020). The design, development, and testing of learning supports for the Physics Playground game. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 1-23. doi:10.1007/s40593-020-00196-1

Refereed Conferences

Kuba, R. & Jeong, A. (2021). Exploring how designers apply visual design principles to create visual composition for instructional infographics. Association of Educational Communications and Technology International Conference, Columbus, OH.

Kuba, R., Shute, V.J., & Rahimi, S. (2021). Students’ perceived competence and extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in a physics educational game. American Educational Research Association International Conference, Online.

Rahimi, S., Shute, V.J., Kuba, R., Dai, C., Yang, X, Smith, G., & Fernándes, C.A. (2021). Maximizing Learning and Performance Using Incentive Systems in Educational Games. American Educational Research Association International Conference, Online.

Kuba, R., Smith, G., Dai, C., & Rahimi, S. (2020). Applying multimedia principles in the design and development of learning support videos in game-based learning. Association of Educational Communications and Technology International Conference, Online.

Dai, C., Shute, V.J., Smith, G., Rahimi, A., Liu, Z., & Kuba, R. (2020). Fostering game-based physics learning through game design features. Association of Educational Communications and Technology International Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Kuba, R., & Jeong, A. (2019). Visual design principles in multimedia learning. Association of Educational Communications and Technology International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Ke, F., Shute, V. J., Smith, G., Liu, Z., Rahimi, S., Lu, X., Sun, C., & Kuba, R. (2018). Impact of in-game support on learning: A pilot test for Physics Playground. Florida Educational Research Association, St. Petersburg, FL.

Invited Talks

Kuba, R. (2021, February). Visual design for instructional designers. Online talk given at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

Kuba, R. (2021, February). Graphic design basics. Online talk given at FSU Environmental Health & Safety, Tallahassee, FL.

Kuba, R. (2019, November). Visual design principles in multimedia learning. Online talk given at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

Kuba, R. (2017, March). Graphic and digital design: Job, career, and projects. Talk given at the Juventude PL workshop, SP, Brazil.

Service

2021–present – Reviewer, The Learner Collection

2021–present – Reviewer, SN Computer Science Journal

2020–present – Reviewer, The Internet and Higher Education Journal

2020–present – Reviewer, American Educational Research Association International

2020–2023 – Board member, Instructional Systems Students Association