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Engineering Informatics for Bio-Inspired Robots
October 16, 2007

Engineering Informatics for Bio-Inspired Robots is an NSF-funded project trying to break down barriers to collaboration between engineering and computer science departments. Faculty members parti…

Why Today’s Students Value Authentic Learning
October 2, 2007

Authentic learning engages students in the multidisciplinary problem solving and critical thinking researchers and experts use every day. While the concept isn't new, it is receiving renewed…

7 Things You Should Know About Haptics
September 19, 2007

Haptics technologies provide force feedback to users about the physical properties and movements of virtual objects represented by a computer. Human-computer interaction is largely visual -- word…

CyberBridges—An Authentic Learning Case Study
September 14, 2007

CyberBridges trains graduate students how to use cyberinfrastructure (CI) -- a combination of computing systems, applications, and virtual organizations. Supported by NSF, CyberBridges hinges on …

nanoHUB - An Authentic Learning Case Study
August 9, 2007

nanoHUB is an online portal for nanotechnology researchers, instructors, and students created by Purdue University and the National Science Foundation. It uses cyberinfrastructure to provide acce…

Approaches That Work: How Authentic Learning Is Transforming Higher Education
July 27, 2007

Authentic learning aligns well with the needs of today's participatory learners. The challenge is to channel their online and collaborative abilities and interests into academic pursuits, he…

MARIACHI - An Authentic Learning Case Study
August 2, 2007

The Mixed Apparatus for Radar Investigation of Atmospheric Cosmic-Rays of High Ionization (MARIACHI) project is setting a new standard for authentic learning—enabling students to learn by doing…

Using Needs Assessment as a Holistic Means for Improving Technology Infrastructure
June 20, 2007

This paper describes a four-step needs assessment process that institutions can use to determine the gaps between current and desired states of technology infrastructure, facilitating rapid decis…

Authentic Learning for the 21st Century: An Overview
January 1, 2007

Learning-by-doing is generally considered the most effective way to learn. The Internet and a variety of emerging communication, visualization, and simulation technologies now make it possible to…

Reflecting, Writing, and Responding: Reasons Students Blog
January 1, 2007

Faculty and students are recognizing blogging's learning potential, including the chance to practice writing, reflect on others' thinking, and respond to critical analyses of one's…