Sunday, December 9, 2012

NSF Award > Workshop on Emerging Online Educational Technologies > Held December 8 2012

NSF Org:DRL
Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)
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Initial Amendment Date:September 21, 2012
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Latest Amendment Date:September 21, 2012
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Award Number:1251746
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Award Instrument:Standard Grant
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Program Manager:Gregg E. Solomon
DRL Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)
EHR Directorate for Education & Human Resources
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Start Date:October 1, 2012
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Expires:September 30, 2013 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date:$49,152.00
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Investigator(s):Andrew Bernat abernat@cra.org (Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor:Computing Research Association
1828 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20036-0000 
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NSF Program(s):REESE
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Program Reference Code(s):7556, SMET, 9177, 7625
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Program Element Code(s):7625

ABSTRACT

This workshop will bring together leading researchers from relevant academic, commerical, and practice-oriented communities to explore fundamental issues concerning the emergence of radically new developments in learning technology and its applications in higher education. Developments in online instruction and technology-based innovation in classroom interactions are changing how academics think about teaching and learning. An example is the recent emergence of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), where the primary focus is on delivery of educational experiences through the Web to global audiences. Digital technologies are also changing teaching in face-to-face settings, with experiments at many institutions in flipped classroom approaches and blended instructional methods.

The goal of the workshop is to generate a rough 5 - 10 year prioritized research agenda for technology-based teaching/learning approaches that are effective and feasible to scale. There are very deep issues to be explored in the new educational techniques, issues which must be explored if such techniques are not to be pursued blindly. This workshop will help lead the way to understanding the developing online educational practices in the light of research into their effectiveness. The hope is that a framework will be produced that will lead to research that facilitates the development of high quality, economically-feasible, educational practices with these new and still emerging technologies.


Source 

[http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1251746]

Account of Workshop Held December 8 2012 By AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (NSF)

[https://plus.google.com/u/0/111308390689503849265/posts/CaR2ZtCR5CC]

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