LT assistant professor Dr. Bodong Chen has been awarded an NSF grant to study ways to connect school science with public scientific discourse. This project will harness recent Open Web technologies to build a platform to transform scientific engagement in classrooms with the broader cyberspace. With various theory-driven supports provided by this platform, students will work collectively to build scientific understanding on the Open Web based upon a model of knowledge building. This project will contribute to the goal of preparing a competent science workforce and a scientifically literate citizenry.
The two-year project is funded by NSF’s Division of Information & Intelligent Systems. For more information, visit the NSF award page