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  • CloudLab: Software Development for Hands-On Science Learning
    Date: 05/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In prior research and development, the project team developed PocketLab, a set of web-based hands-on science simulations for middle school classrooms. With this Phase I funding, the team will develop and test a prototype of CloudLab, a classroom management platform to extend the functionality of PocketLab. The prototype will include a portal so ... »
  • Computer Science Curriculum for First Grade Students Using a Robot Games Platform
    Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The project team is developing and testing a prototype of a computer science game-based intervention intended for Grade 1 students. The prototype will include physical robots that will be designed and controlled on a game board by students through a blue-tooth enabled smartphone app. The product will include teacher resources and suggestions to ... »
  • Policy decision-making, public involvement and nuclear energy: What do expert stakeholders think and why?
    Date: 09/18/2014
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Despite new governmental initiatives aiming to engage the general public in policymaking related to nuclear energy, little is known about how expert stakeholders involved in the decision-making process perceive such activity. This study examines how a series of social, cognitive and communication factors influences expert stakeholders’ attitudes ... »
  • Farming for Fuels - Summative Evaluation
    Date: 05/09/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    The summative evaluation of the Farming for Fuels classroom program and family event was conducted over two years. Two interim reports were delivered with preliminary results about specific areas of focus. This final report described the overall evaluation study methods and results, and made recommendations for potential revisions and improvements ... »
  • Expanding Evidence Approaches for Learning in a Digital World
    Date: 02/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report combines the views of education researchers, technology developers, educators, and researchers in emerging fields such as educational data mining and technology-supported evidence-centered design to present an expanded view of approaches to evidence. It presents the case for why the transition to digital learning warrants a re- ... »
  • Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology
    Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report is the National Education Technology Plan (NETP) submitted by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to Congress. It presents five goals with recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders. Each goal addresses one of the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, ... »