Curriculum

Our earliest work as education evaluators was 1999  in support of the UMass Amherst On Line homework system (OWL) in chemistry, physics, math, computer science and art history. Since then we have supported almost 50 innovative curricula projects across STEM disciplines at 20 higher education institutions and corporations (non-profit and private). Our approach is to look at both the efficacy of the innovation on the students, and also to understand and document associated changes in pedagogy and institutional impact.

RELEVANT PROJECTS

PROJECT
INSTITUTION
START YEAR
FUNDING
PROJECT STATUS
PCCC Takes Flight
Passaic County Community College
2018
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ACTIVE
GP: IMPACT: Interactive Simulations and Systems Thinking to Broaden Pathways into the Geosciences
UMass Lowell
2017
NSF
ENDED
DNA IS ELEMENTARY: PROMOTING GENETICS LITERACY
Georgia Sate University
2015
NIH
ENDED
Authentic STEAM-based Computer Science Education for Non-Majors
Georgia Institute of Technology
2015
NSF
ENDED
Designing and Studying Maker Oriented Learning to Transform Advanced Computer Science
Georgia Institute of Technology
2014
NSF
ENDED
Collaborative Research: Creating High-Completion CS Online Learning Using Educational Psychology Principles
Georgia Institute of Technology
2014
NSF
ENDED
Targeted Infusion Project: Expanding Educational Cyber-Infrastructure at Delaware State University
Delaware State University
2014
NSF
ENDED
Connecticut Pathways to Innovation & Design 21
Education Connection
2013
NSF
ENDED
Understanding Climate change Through Simulations and Systems
UMass Lowell
2013
NSF
ENDED
Discovering the Art of Mathematics (DAoM): Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) in Mathematics for Liberal Arts
Westfield State Univeristy
2012
NSF
ENDED
RDE-RAD: Collaborative Research: Ohio's STEM Ability Alliance (OSAA)
Wright State University
2012
NSF
ENDED
iExams
UMass Amherst
2012
UMass Amherst Chemistry Department
ENDED
San Francisco State University's Supplemental Instruction Project
San Francisco State University
2012
SFSU
ENDED
Collaborative Research: Transforming the Understanding, Assessment and Prediction of Teamwork Effectiveness in Software Engineering using Machine Learning
San Francisco State University
2012
NSF
ENDED
GEOPATH: Geoscience Educational Opportunities Promoting Advancement to Higher Education
Yale University
2011
NSF
ENDED
The Western Massachusetts Mathematics Partnership (WMMP)
Five Colleges
2011
NSF
ENDED
Collaborative Research: Transforming Computer Science Education with Microlabs
Appalachian State University
2011
NSF
ENDED
Earsketch; Engaging African Americans in Computing through the Collaborative Creation of Musical Remixes
Georgia Institute of Technology
2011
NSF
ENDED
STEP Center: EHR-ENG Innovation Center
Stanford University
2011
NSF
ENDED
Solar Cycle Investigations
Yale University
2011
NASA
ENDED
Climate Change Education: Science, Solutions, and Education in an Age of Media
UMass Lowell
2010
NASA
ENDED
STEM Digital Images in Geoscience Investigations: Teaching Analysis with Light (STEM DIGITAL)
UMass Amherst
2010
NSF
ENDED
Seeing the Forest and the Trees
UMass Amherst
2010
NSF
ENDED
Collaborative Research: Electronic Delivery and Criterion Referencing of Assessment Materials for Chemistry
Iowa State University
2009
NSF
ENDED
Biodiversity Certification Models: A Partnership Approach to Strengthening U.S. Competitiveness, Internationalization of Curricula, and Sustaining Biodiversity
University of Rhode Island
2009
USDA
ENDED
OWL Study Summary
Cengage Publishing
2009
Cengage
ENDED
Integrating Nanotechnology and Technician Education into the Curriculum
Middlesex Community College
2008
NSF
ENDED
Evaluation of the OWL System in Chemistry
UMass Amherst
2008
UMass Amherst Chemistry Department
ENDED
Evaluation of the OWL System in Chemistry
UMass Amherst
2007
Cengage
ENDED
Curricula Modeled on Biodiversity & Vector-Borne Disease
Yale University
2007
NIH
ENDED
MolySym
MolySym Corporation
2007
DOEd
ENDED
Building a Java Instructor Community: An Online Plan for Improving Introductory Computer Science Teaching and Learning
UMass Amherst
2006
DoEd
ENDED
Duke University Hart Leadership Program
Duke University
2005
ENDED
Assessing and Commercialization Opportunities for an Enhanced OWL System
UMass Amherst
2005
Mass. Technology Transfer Center
ENDED
Pathways to Careers in Sciences: Academic Roadmaps
University of Rhode Island
2005
NSF
ENDED
On-line Inquiry Learning in Geology: Prototype Development of a Case-Based Cyber Library
University of Rhode Island
2004
NSF
ENDED
Reading the Forest Floor: Online Case-Based Inquiry Learning in Forestry
UMass Amherst
2004
NSF
ENDED
Engaging Undergraduates in On-line Inquiry Learning: A Case-Based CyberLibrary in Human Biology
Hampshire College
2004
NSF
ENDED
The National Aeolian Detritus Project
University of Rhode Island
2004
NSF
ENDED
New Internet Exhibits to Bridge Science, Art, and Increase Cultural Literacy
Brandeis University
2004
DOEd
ENDED
On-Line Support for Object-Oriented Programming Language Instruction
UMass Amherst
2003
NSF
ENDED
ChemPrep
UMass Amherst
2003
UMass Amherst Chemistry Department
ENDED
Scholarship with a Civic Mission
Duke University
2003
DOEd
ENDED
Development and Evaluation of a Multimedia Instructional Package for Astronomy
Amherst College
2002
NSF
ENDED
Interactive Organic Chemistry Learning on the World Wide Web
UMass Amherst
2001
NSF
ENDED
Expanding a General Framework for Inquiry Learning
UMass Amherst
2001
DOEd
ENDED
Guided Discovery and Intelligent Tutoring Materials for Calculus and their Electronic Delivery on the World Wide Web
UMass Amherst
2000
NSF
ENDED
Increasing Access Opportunity: A New Approach to General Chemistry
San Francisco State University
2000
DOEd
ENDED
A History of Art for the 21st Century
UMass Amherst
2000
DOEd
ENDED
A Powerful Model for Controlling Costs in Large-Enrollment Courses
UMass Amherst
1999
DOEd
ENDED
An Internet-based Intelligent Tutor for General Chemistry
UMass Amherst
1999
DOEd
ENDED

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