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Federal grant funding IU project to understand the best teaching to help children learn about complex systems

Compex Systems BeeSim

The National Science Foundation has awarded over $999,000 to three Indiana University faculty members for a unique effort intended to shed light on how children best learn about complex systems and how new technologies can best serve that learning. The project will develop electronically enhanced puppets, or "e-puppets," that allow students to simulate biological phenomena such as honeybees collecting nectar or ants scavenging for food. Full Story >>

Grant funds Indiana University, New York University study, support for learning network in New York City

Rafi Santo

In the 21st century, kids are learning in school and out of school, online and offline, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Today, Indiana University and New York University announce a $350,000 grant from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust to research a dynamic experiment in this sort of "lifewide" learning. Full Story >>

IU professor finds technology fuels youth artistic expression outside school

Kylie Peppler

Even though schools are cutting back on arts education, young people are following their artistic passions outside of traditional programs, fueled by new technologies that enable them to create and share art, according to a new report commissioned by The Wallace Foundation and authored by Kylie Peppler, an assistant professor of learning sciences in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington. Full Story >>

Google funds 'BOOC' assessment course by IU School of Education researcher

Dan Hickey

Google has funded an associate professor in the Indiana University School of Education to develop a "Big Open Online Course," or BOOC. Daniel Hickey will offer a free course in September focused on educators and titled "Assessment Practices, Principles, and Policies" for as many as 500 students, funded by a $50,000 Google grant. Full Story >>

School of Education faculty member, center heading up free Chicago 'Make-to-Learn' symposium

Make to Learn project

An Indiana University faculty member and her students from the Creativity Labs at IU Bloomington will lead a free symposium on Wednesday, March 13, in Chicago focused on learning through making. The "Make-to-Learn Symposium 2013" is a one-day event dedicated to placing making, creating and designing at the core of educational practice. Full Story >>

IU School of Education faculty member awarded grant to study online expertise

Sean Duncan

A one-year study by an Indiana University School of Education assistant professor will help provide insight into how systems for recognizing skills and knowledge work well or need revision for use in online social communities. Full Story >>