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  1. Online Learning Systems for Science: From Grant-Funded Project to Widespread

    12 Oct 2011

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session E1This presentation will describe the genesis, testing, modification, and eventual commercial distribution of a web-based homework/learning system for chemistry. This project relates to the design and implementation of...

  2. University Governance and its Role in Transforming Societies in the Middle East

    12 Oct 2011

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session D3I will present the results of a regional study on university governance conducted in four countries: Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. We have surveyed 50 Universities, using aquestionnaire addressing 4 dimensions...

  3. Institutional Course Redesign

    12 Oct 2011

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session D2This presentation addresses policy, implementation, design, sustainability, research and institutional cultural change for a unique and compelling course transformation program. This program bases its transformation on...

  4. Project Kaleidoscope: Leadership for Implementing Change in Undergraduate STEM Education

    12 Oct 2011

    Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session D1 Transforming undergraduate STEM education requires vision, leadership and action. Since 1996, Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), a national organization, has been offering leadershipinstitutes for STEM faculty members to...

  5. Active Learning Classrooms as a Lever for Improving Undergraduate Education

    12 Oct 2011

    Panel discussion participant at the Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation October 10-12, 2011 ConferenceUniversity of Minnesota

  6. A Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011

    Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation Conference October 10-12, 2011Carl Wieman Keynote PresentationCognitive psychology research What is the learning we want? How is it achieved? II. Education research Data from classrooms III. Institutional change—undergraduate STEM...

  7. Theories of Action for STEM Education The Role of the National Science Foundation Investments in STEM Learning and Higher Education

    11 Oct 2011

    What is the most stategic approach for a federal funding agency in shaping investment programs to improve STEM teaching and learning? NSF's Directorate for Education and Human Resources is focused increasingly on its role within the Foundation and in coordination with other agencies in supporting...

  8. School Biomass to Energy PBL Website Links

    31 Aug 2011 | External Link

    This website describes a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) unit centered on the idea of converting biomass to energy. It is intended for multiple age groups, including 8th grade science, high school environmental science, and high school earth science students. This site was created to fullfill the...

  9. GREENergy PBL Website Links

    31 Aug 2011 | External Link

    This problem based unit has students devise a way to use reclaimed and degraded land in their community to create a green energy source in the form of biofuel. The unit has a preliminary time line of 3 weeks, but may take a little more time.The unit is designed for Advanced Placement...

  10. Improved Learning in a Large-Enrollment Physics Class

    23 May 2011 | Teaching Materials

    Authors: Louis Deslauriers, Ellen Schelew, Carl WiemanWe compared the amounts of learning achieved using two different instructional approaches under controlled conditions. We measured the learning of a specific set of topics and objectives when taught by 3 hours of traditional lecture given by...