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2012-05-22 02:17:12

Discipline-based education research (DBER) has generated insights that could help improve undergraduate education in science and engineering, but these findings have not yet prompted widespread changes in teaching practice, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Science and engineering faculty, institutions, disciplinary societies, and professional societies should all support high-quality DBER and the adoption of the evidence-based teaching strategies that have emerged...

2011-03-02 00:00:27

This week Secure Computing Environments (SCE) will be introducing their educational product, Interactivate + at Intel's Learning Series Summit that is being hosted at the Palazzo in Las Vegas NV. SCE teamed up with The Shodor Education Foundation to create Interactivate + which is an innovative and intensive math intervention program that fills gaps in an individual's math background and utilizes a blended approach that balances in-class instruction with the Web-based content of Shodor's...

2010-01-25 12:53:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Solutions Center is bringing together a group of the nation's top science educators January 29-30, 2010 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn for a two-day symposium to address some of the most important issues in K-12 science education including the power of technology in the classroom and how school districts can incorporate new and emerging technologies in their...

2009-11-19 11:05:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the annual National Science Distributed Learning conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), participants learned how JES & Co.'s Achievement Standards Network (ASN) framework is being used by Australia's Curriculum Corporation in an effort to link educational resource data globally. Representing Australia's nationally funded Le@rning Federation Initiative was Jillian Dellit, for 9 years Director of The Le@rning...

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2009-11-03 10:26:22

Nov. 4 event on Capitol Hill features Soccer Robot Dogs, a shake table and other interactive demos On Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 17 different educational technologies developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be included among the exhibits in an Education Technology Showcase on Capitol Hill, in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building. Sponsored by the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the event's special guests...

2008-08-26 03:00:20

By Payo, Robert Editor's Note: The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) K-12 Science Literacy Maps are being developed through a partnership with the University of Colorado at Boulder, Digital Learning Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and NSDL through funding provided by the National Science Foundation. Finding High-Quality Content Given the massive amount of science and mathematics content available online, librarians working with science teachers can...

2008-08-07 15:00:46

The average college student spends almost $900 per year on textbooks, about 20% of tuition and fees at a four year public institution, and student spending on textbooks is growing at almost four times the rate of inflation, according to U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups. The College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2008, aimed at managing the cost of post-secondary education, passed in the Senate last week by unanimous consent and now moves to the...


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