Expanding a National Network for Automated Analysis of Constructed Response Assessments to Reveal Student Thinking in STEM

Revision of Freshman Calculus To Improve Success of Engineering Undergraduates

Mixing the Real World, Real Data, and Computer Visualization to Deepen Student Understanding of the Structure of the Universe

With the past decadeメs rise of access to online geoscience datasets and modeling tools, there is a need to bring these capabilities into hydrology classrooms to prepare students for 21st century practice. Furthermore, the addition of interactive and visual learning environments has been demonstrated to improve learning of theory. However, developing curriculum modules using data and models to augment classroom teaching is hindered by a steep technology learning curve, rapid technology turnover, and lack of an organized community cyberinfrastructure (CI) for the dissemination, publication, and sharing of the latest digital curriculum. The objective of this project is to overcome these limitations by advancing a CI for publishing data and modeling driven curriculum for the undergraduate classroom. The CI is based on Carleton Collegeメs Science Education Resource Center (SERC) Content Management System, a pathway to the National Science Digital Library. The system is being extended to allow re-assembly of learning activities drawing on a collection of interchangeable building blocks, each of which represents a computational step in the process. Currently the system hosts more than 30 steps which are to be combined to create learning units. Two specific units, Unit Hydrograph and Rational Method, have been used in undergraduate hydrology class-rooms at Purdue University and Arizona State University. The structure of the CI and the lessons learned from its implementation, including preliminary results from student assessments of learning will be presented.

Transforming Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Education: Development of Context Rich Materials to TeachKinetics, Quantum Mechanics, and Spectroscopy

The effectiveness of Interactive Video Vignettes to address introductory studentsメ common biological misconceptions and promote learning of core biology concepts

Liberal Studies in Engineering: A Smoother Pathway into the Profession