Tag Archives: Inquiry learning

EXP: Digital Lofts: Online Learning Environments for Real-World Innovation

PIs: Matthew Easterday, Elizabeth Gerber Northwestern University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education EXP project, researchers focus on developing the civic innovators of the future. To become civic innovators, learners must gain experience tackling complex, ill-structures design challenges that are not easily solved by a single individual within a fixed time frame. Such education […]

EAGER: Building Learning in Urban Extended Spaces

PIs: Rogers Hall, Kevin Leander Vanderbilt University Award Details In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education-funded EAGER Project, the PIs are carrying out first steps in understanding how to use the archives of cities to draw inner-city youth into inquiry and expressive activities in the context of documenting the interesting history, geography, civics, and so on, of […]

INDP: Inquiry Hub

PIs: Tamara Sumner, Janet Carlson, William Penuel, Michael Wright, Patricia Kincaid University of Colorado at Boulder The “Inquiry Hub” project brings together a partnership of educational researchers, computer scientists, school district leaders, curriculum developers, interactive resource providers, and multiple publishers of STEM curricula to undertake a systemic approach to learner-centered teaching that promotes adaptability and […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: WeatherBlur

PIs: Ruth Kermish-Allen, Heather Deese, Anne Bardaglio, Karen Peterman Island Institute Award Details) The PIs are studying and refining use of infrastructure support for an online learning community that engages local students, teachers, fishermen, and scientists in rural communities in a non-hierarchical learning environment. The team is testing the efficacy of and refining an online […]

DIP: Using Dynamic Formative Assessment Models to Enhance Learning of the Experimental Process in Biology

PI: Eli Meir, Joel Abraham, Eric Klopfer, Zhushan Li SimBiotic Software Award Details This project seeks to develop a dynamic formative assessment method for use with virtual labs. The research focuses on how to constrain a virtual lab experience to be amenable to automated feedback on relatively open-ended responses students are generating while still giving […]

DIP: Collaborative Research: Mixed-Reality Labs: Integrating Sensors and Simulations to Improve Learning

PIs: Charles Xie, Concord Consortium (Award Details) Jennifer Chiu, University of Virginia (Award Details) This collaborative project is investigating the characteristics of a mixed-reality learning environment that combines the rich context and multi-sensory experiences of a physical lab with the interactive simulations of a virtual lab. The hybrid environment integrates sensors and simulations to bring […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: Engaging Interdisciplinary Students in Innovation Education through Crowd-based Technology

Steven Dow, Carnegie-Mellon University (Award Details) Elizabeth Gerber, Northwestern University (Award Details) This project team is exploring how crowd-based technology can support innovation education through feedback from potential customers and users, specifically looking at how the new forms of authentic feedback can be put to good use to support learning better to design, solve problems, […]

EAGER: SAVI: Dynamic Digital Text: An Innovation in STEM Education

PIs: Sadhana Puntambekar, N. Narayanan, Clifford Shaffer University of Wisconsin-Madison Award Details This is an EAGER proposal supported under the SAVI initiative that is conducting research on knowledge organization techniques for visualizing and presenting STEM content digitally so as to engage students and engender deep learning. The PIs are applying the results of their research […]