Topic: Technology and Education

Much of Rockman’s research and evaluation on technology has focused on teaching, learning, and the use of technology in educational settings. We have evaluated numerous projects funded under the U.S. Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) programs and others that explored technology-mediated resources for use in schools and in science centers. For many of these, learning about and using technology have been critical features.

A Computer for Every Teacher
A Computer for Every Teacher was a project of the Indiana Department of Education to provide each teacher and administrator in four schools with a computer and printer for their personal, professional use. more»
Client: Indiana Department of Education
Funding Agency:
Topic: School Reform, Tech Reform, Professional Development, Technology and Education
 
A New Day for Learning: Phase II
REA conducted a series of focus groups and usability testing sessions for the George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) in San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA to explore reactions to the content, organization and navigation of A New Day for Learning, an Edutopia "micro-site." more»
Client: George Lucas Education Foundation
Funding Agency: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Topic: Web Sites, Technology and Education
 
A Wide Web for Women (WWW.2)
The Wide Web of Women (WWW.2) project was designed to increase the participation of women in computing fields and bring them together to celebrate their accomplishments. WWW.2 established 12 new biennial Regional Celebrations of Women in Computing from Fall 2009 through Spring 2012, with the assistance of local university coordinators. REA’s evaluation assessed the success of these regional celebrations in giving young women interested in computing majors and careers the opportunity to connect with a like community, exchange ideas, present their research, and persevere in undergraduate and graduate research and degrees. more»
Client: DePauw University / Women in Computing
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF): Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC)
Topic: Tech Reform, Technology and Education
 
Advanced Digital Pathways Program
BAVC’s Next Generation (youth) Programs established Advanced Digital Pathways (ADP), an after-school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-based training for youth in grades 9-12. The programs provided youth with 180 contact hours of activities in information technology (IT) to prepare them to pursue higher education opportunities and careers in STEM-related fields. Students spent a year in immersive, on-site media production courses and then completed internships with local digital technology companies, all in the name of helping them develop the technical and interpersonal skills essential for success in the 21st Century workforce. more»
Client: Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF): Elementary, Secondary, & Informal Education (ESIE)
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Technology and Education
 
America's Instructional Television Online/Educators Tools Online Opening Links to Standards (AITOL/E-TOOLS) Project
The America's Instructional Television Online/Educators Tools Online Opening Links to Standards (AITOL/E-TOOLS) Project, funded by CPB's Future Fund, was a partnership between WSIU at Southern Illinois University and Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) that explored a new model for delivering educational services and programming to schools. more»
Client: WSIU Public Broadcasting, Kansas City Public Television (KCPT)
Funding Agency: Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Web Sites, Technology and Education, School Services
 
BioInvestigators: Phase 1
REA evaluated the prototype of Red Hill Studios' "BioInvestigators" - an educational program designed to teach high school students about bioinformatics, an area of research that combines biology and computers. more»
Client: Red Hill Studios
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Technology and Education
 
BioInvestigators: Phase II
The goal of BioInvestigators was to develop, evaluate, and disseminate a CD-ROM/online bioinformatics primer that teaches high school biology students about the emerging field of bioinformatics through a series of real world case studies/mysteries that involve biological information. Each case challenged students to collect information, run sample tests on virtual equipment, compare their data with information on widely-used databases, and logically determine the solution to the case study. more»
Client: Red Hill Studios
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Technology and Education
 
Brokers of Expertise
In partnership with WestEd and AIR, REA contributed to a statewide assessment of the need for professional development training and resources among California educators for the California Department of Education (CDE). REA led the development of a statewide survey of California educators and conducted focus groups with educators across the state in order to get both a broad, as well as in-depth, picture of the needs of California educators. more»
Client: WestEd
Funding Agency: Cal State Sacramento
Topic: School Reform, Web Sites, Technology and Education
 
Buddy2 STAR Writers and STAR Universal Writers
Buddy2 STAR Writers and STAR Universal Writers was a research and development initiative designed to improve writing and writing instruction in grades three through eight. The project was designed to support participating schools with school and home technology, professional development in writing for teachers, onsite facilitators, and tracking systems that allowed teachers and students to follow writing progress. more»
Client: The Corporation for Educational Technology (CET)
Funding Agency: The Corporation for Educational Technology (CET)
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Technology and Education
 
California Academy of Sciences: Institute on Science and Sustainability
Rockman et al developed an evaluation plan as part of a planning grant for the California Academy of Sciences' Institute on Science and Sustainability Program. The Institute on Science and Sustainability has built upon the Academy's strengths to create a network of master science teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area to raise the level of science education. more»
Client: California Academy of Sciences
Funding Agency: Bechtel Jr. Foundation
Topic: Museum, Professional Development, Community Outreach, Technology and Education, Informational Media
 
California Academy of Sciences: Science in Action
Rockman et al evaluated various design, technical, developmental, and educational elements of the California Academy of Science's Science in Action exhibit. Science in Action was launched in conjunction with the opening of the Academy's new state-of-the art facility in September 2008. Science in Action included a museum exhibit component, multimedia dissemination of content, and people-facilitated interactive experiences, and includes mission-related exhibit and programmatic changes to reflect new scientific discoveries by Academy and other scientists in the Bay Area and beyond. more»
Client: California Academy of Sciences
Funding Agency: Moore Foundation
Topic: Museum, Community Outreach, Technology and Education, Informational Media
 
CalStateTEACH Technology Enhancement Project (CSTEP) PT3 (Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers for Technology)
CalStateTEACH contracted with Rockman et al to conduct a two-year evaluation of its technology-based teacher education program. The overall goal of this evaluation was to inform the program administrators about the progress and success of CalStateTEACH.

Grant managers developed, demonstrated, and disseminated a variety of innovative learning resources for use in the classrooms of the Teacher-Interns and by faculty members. more»
Client: CalStateTEACH, California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB)
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Topic: Technology and Education
 
Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration: Vistas Project
REA completed a two-year study of the Lake Coastal Waters Project, a partnership with schools in the Lake Coastal Waters of northern Indiana funded by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Science classes in five schools participated in a community-centered science inquiry, exploring environmental issues on the northern edge of Lake Michigan. Students investigated specific problems, and, based on their research, offered viable solutions to enhance the ecology of the lake coastal area. more»
Client: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Funding Agency: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Topic: Assessment, Instructional Materials/Programs, Community Outreach, Technology and Education, Distance Learning
 
Chicago Public Schools/University of Chicago Internet Project (CUIP)
Chicago Public Schools/University of Chicago Internet Project (CUIP) was a partnership between the Chicago Public Schools and the University of Chicago that brought Internet connectivity to 29 public schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods around the university and provided technology support to help teachers integrate the Internet into classroom instruction. more»
Client: University of Chicago
Funding Agency: Joyce Foundation
Topic: School Reform, Community Outreach, Technology and Education
 
Convergence Academies Project
The Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) at Columbia College Chicago, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, received a development grant for their Convergence Academies project from the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) of the U.S. Department of Education. To support 21st Century learning, CCAP is developing a whole school reform model that involves inquiry-based instruction and integration of digital media arts and technology throughout the school. more»
Client: Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII)
Topic: School Reform, Instructional Materials/Programs, Professional Development, Technology and Education
 
Critical Choices
Rockman et al worked in conjunction with an internal evaluator at Northern Illinois University to evaluate the development of an online program to teach soft skills (time management, conflict resolution, professional behavior, etc.) to unemployed and underemployed individuals. more»
Client: Northern Illinois University
Funding Agency: U.S. Government: Learning Anytime, Anywhere Program
Topic: Informal Learning, Web Sites, Technology and Education, Distance Learning
 
Digital Connectors Qualitative Program Evaluation
REA worked with the Comcast Foundation and One Economy to evaluate the effectiveness of their Digital Connectors program, a nationwide initiative to encourage underserved youth to learn about and use new technologies, develop leadership skills, become financially literate, participate in community service, and obtain computer programming skills. REA conducted site visits at select program locations to observe program instructors using the curriculum, distribute surveys, and discuss the program experience with youth participants, instructors, and community members. more»
Client: Comcast Foundation
Funding Agency: Comcast Foundation
Topic: Community Outreach, Technology and Education
 
DO IT!
Rockman conducted the external evaluation for Youth Radio's DO IT! program, which was funded by the National Science Foundation. Building upon its previous Science and Technology Program, Youth Radio's DO IT! initiative consisted of three primary components that promoted STEM learning: Brains and Beakers, the Mobile Action Lab, and Youth Radio Investigates. The DO IT! evaluation included formative elements designed to provide feedback on the program, and summative elements intended to measure STEM-related outcomes – specifically how participation in grant activities affected the youths' STEM skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Over the course of the project, evaluators gathered data on the implementation and impact of program activities, as well as the cumulative effects of the program, through such means as observations, surveys, interviews, and focus groups. more»
Client: Youth Radio
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF): Informal Science Education (ISE)
Topic: Informal Learning, TV/Radio, Technology and Education, Informational Media
 
e-Learning Network: Learning Anytime, Anywhere!
The e-Learning Network Project developed a basic networking curricula (Information Technology Fundamentals) and revised and disseminated a training program in CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional). Rockman et al served as the external evaluator for the e-Learning Network. more»
Client: Arizona State University
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education: FIPSE LAAP Grant
Topic: Technology and Education, Distance Learning
 
EARTH-The Operator's Manual (E-TOM) Evaluation
Funded by NSF, Earth – The Operators’ Manual (ETOM) was a users’ guide to current and future energy resources of our planet, and provided “users” with the information, attitudes and tools to make wiser choices about powering homes, schools, businesses and communities. ETOM used a hybrid model of science communication that included television programming, in-person presentations, and Web 2.0 social networking. REA used a mixed-methods approach, including the use of surveys, focus groups, web analytics and outreach event observations to investigate the impact of project resources. more»
Client: Passport to Knowledge
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF): Informal Science Education Program (ISE)
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Informal Learning, Museum, TV/Radio, Web Sites, Technology and Education
 
Educational Development for Planning and Conducting Evaluations (ED PACE)
The Educational Development for Planning and Conducting Evaluations (ED PACE) was a three-year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education to develop, implement and refine a set of research tools and methods that would enable project personnel at the state and local level to compare student outcomes and achievement data using a quasi-experimental design. more»
Client: West Virginia
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education (ED): Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Topic: Technology and Education, Distance Learning
 
Environmental Science Information Technology Activities (ESITA)
The Environmental Science Information Technology Activities (ESITA) project was a youth-based program that provided an opportunity for high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds to learn about and use information technology (IT) through science exploration. Students participated in after school and summer workshops to learn about the process of scientific inquiry, and to learn about and use IT to conduct air and water quality research in their own communities. more»
Client: Lawrence Hall of Science
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Topic: Assessment, Informal Learning, Technology and Education
 
Evaluation of the Youth Radio Science and Technology Program
In 2006, Youth Radio received funding from the National Science Foundation to create a Science and Technology Program that would substantially increase their students’ interactive engagement with STEM issues and expand the advanced technology training opportunities available to these youths. Researchers from Rockman et al (REA), the external evaluators, were charged with documenting Youth Radio’s efforts over the course of the grant and reporting the program’s achievements. more»
Client: Youth Radio
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF): Informal Science Education (ISE) Program
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Informal Learning, TV/Radio, Technology and Education
 
Focus Group Study for Edutopia
REA conducted a series of focus groups for the George Lucas Education Foundation (GLEF) to support and extend the work associated with its Mott Foundation grant that produced the New Day for Learning report. more»
Client: George Lucas Education Foundation (GLEF)
Funding Agency: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Web Sites, Technology and Education, Informational Media
 
Gates LEAD (Learning Educational Administration from a Distance)
The Gates LEAD Project, a joint effort of the EdVenture Group and the West Virginia Department of Education, funded in part by the Gates Foundation, was designed to give school administrators the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions about technology. more»
Client: West Virginia Department of Education and EdVenture
Funding Agency: West Virginia Department of Education, EdVenture, Gates Foundation
Topic: Tech Reform, Professional Development, Technology and Education, Learning with Laptops
 
High Touch Mentoring for High Tech Integration PT3 (Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology)
Teacher mentors were chosen based upon their effective use of technology to support the learning of their students and, if possible, were matched with faculty based on content area and grade level. As participants in the grant project and partners to the faculty, the teachers were expected to act as models for the effective use of technology, to demonstrate various software and Web-based programs that could be used in education, and to assist in redesigning their faculty partner’s teacher preparation courses. more»
Client: George Mason University's Graduate School of Education
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Topic: Technology and Education
 
Indiana New Tech Highs
In collaboration with the Center in Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) and Center for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME), REA conducted a series of interrelated studies in three first-year New Tech High Schools: a study of stakeholder perceptions, a pilot survey of students' technology use and post-secondary aspirations, analyses of students' performance on statewide standardized achievement measures and on measures built into the New Tech learning management system, and analyses of school-related behaviors such as attendance and suspensions. more»
Client: TechPOINT
Funding Agency: TechPOINT
Topic: School Reform, Assessment, Technology and Education
 
Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventures
REA served as the evaluator of educational outreach activities for a six-part KQED series called Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Adventure. In the program, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his diving teams explored an array of natural phenomena, investigated little known territories and ecosystems hundreds of feet beneath the ocean's surface, and came face to face with the friendly and ferocious inhabitants of the deep. more»
Client: KQED Public Television
Funding Agency: The Dow Chemical Company. Additional Major Support from: the William K. Bowes Jr. Foundation, Ann Bowers and The Robert Noyce Trust, the William and Gretchen Kimball Fund, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Informal Learning, TV/Radio, Professional Development, Community Outreach, Technology and Education, Informational Media
 
NEXT Innovation Lab
Youth Radio is launching NEXT: The Youth Radio Innovation Lab, through which underserved young people will collaborate with STEM professionals across multiple disciplines as co-designers and co-investigators, together producing apps and multi-media stories for broadcast and online publication. Every Lab project will be collaborative, youth-led and community-driven, and will yield products that reach mass audiences. Youth and adult leaders within the Lab will create and pilot a dynamic toolkit designed to scale this unique model across STEM learning sites throughout the US. more»
Client: Youth Radio
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF): Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Topic: Informal Learning, TV/Radio, Technology and Education, Informational Media
 
OpenWorld Learning: Program Impact Study
REA conducted an external evaluation of OpenWorld Learning, a Denver-area after-school program that seeks to increase students' love of learning and leadership using innovative technology and peer-teaching. The evaluation focused on student outcomes in the 4 areas of academic engagement, leadership skills, love of learning, and social-emotional well-being. more»
Client: OpenWorld Learning
Funding Agency: OpenWorld Learning
Topic: Informal Learning, Technology and Education
 
Pacific Film Archive: CineFile
The Pacific Film Archive (PFA) received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant to create an online film resource to increase K-20 classroom access to their archives. REA is evaluating the PFA's efforts to collect data from audiences and make design choices based on these data. more»
Client: Pacific Film Archive
Funding Agency: Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Museum, Web Sites, Community Outreach, Technology and Education
 
Parkinson's Disease/Wii - Games to Improve Gait and Balance
REA conducted a usability study of a Wii-based video game designed to improve gait and balance in patients with Parkinson's Disease. Red Hill Studios, developers of the game's hardware and software elements, in collaboration with researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) received funding from the National Institute of Health's (NIH) Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program to conduct a Phase 1 feasibility study. more»
Client: Red Hill Studios
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health (NIH)
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Technology and Education
 
Powers of Minus Ten (POMT)
Green-Eye Visualization’s (GEV) NSF SBIR Phase I research project, Powers of Minus Ten (POMT), involved the design, production, and preliminary evaluation of 3D educational software of the same name. more»
Client: Green-Eye Visualization
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF): Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Technology and Education, Informational Media
 
Scholar's Box
The goal of the Scholar's Box project was to develop a national model to enable university scholars and departments to create reusable digital collections to positively impact campus academic work and K-12 education. more»
Client: University of California, Berkeley - Interactive University
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education (ED): Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
Topic: Professional Development, Technology and Education
 
Science of Drugs
Red Hill Studios created, "Mystery Messengers: The Brain and the Science of Drugs," a CD-ROM/Online hybrid program to teach middle school students about the brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. REA conducted the formative study as well as the summative study of the CD-ROM. more»
Client: Red Hill Studios
Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Technology and Education
 
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase 1: Feasibility of Genetics Interactive Curriuclum Modules for High School Students
The overall aim for this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) project was to develop and evaluate a 3D interactive project called the “Virtual Exploration of the Science of Genetics.” ArchieMD’s goal was to develop a product that used 3D interactive visualizations, simulations, and virtual experiments to teach genetics to college-bound high school students. more»
Client: ArchieMD
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health (NIH)
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Technology and Education
 
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase 1: Roadmap/Dashboard
REA worked with The EdVenture Group on a contract from the U.S. Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to conduct a feasibility study of a set of consulting services designed to help schools monitor and implement their school improvement plans more effectively and efficiently. more»
Client: U.S. Department of Education (ED): Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education (ED): Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Topic: School Reform, Professional Development, Technology and Education
 
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase 2: Evaluation of School Forward Tracker
For this phase 2 SBIR study, Rockman et al collaborated with WestEd, a nonprofit research, development, and service agency, to refine and research use of an online tool designed to support the monitoring and implementation of school-wide improvement plans. The tool was developed for use in conjunction with on-site technical assistance for schools in the process of developing and monitoring well-substantiated and coherent school improvement plans. more»
Client: U.S. Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Topic: School Reform, Technology and Education
 
South Carolina (SC) Virtual Schools
In May 2006, the South Carolina State Department of Education (SDE) launched the South Carolina Virtual School Pilot to explore the feasibility of virtual schooling for the state. The pilot was designed to give the SDE the opportunity to test its online learning course management system (Blackboard), its registration system, and its quality assurance measures. The pilot also gave the SDE an opportunity to gauge the need for and response to the program around the state. more»
Client: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Funding Agency: South Carolina Department of Edcuation
Topic: Technology and Education
 
Star Schools
This was a three-year study of the impact of the online, supplementary education services (SES) provided by Educate Online, Inc. (EO). This randomized control trial study was conducted by Rockman et al (REA) and funded by the Star Schools Program of the U.S. Department of Education. more»
Client: Catapult/Educate, Inc.
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education (ED): Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII)
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Technology and Education, Distance Learning
 
Supporting Technology and Assessment in Teacher Education PT3 (Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology)
International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) The Supporting Technology and Assessment in Teacher Education (STATE) Project had the following goals:
1) ensure continued involvement of ISTE's NCPT3 (National Center for Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology) in sustaining and strengthening the PT3 Community as it had become the heart of the renewed community for teacher preparation nationwide, and
2) increase the capacity, across the entirety of the PT3 Program, for assessing faculty and student attainment of ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Teachers, for assessing the success of the PT3 projects and the Program itself, thereby addressing accountability issues. more»
Client: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Topic: Technology and Education
 
Tech Museum: Tech Virtual Evaluation
The Tech Museum of Innovation engaged Rockman et al (REA) to conduct an evaluation of the museum’s Tech Virtual project. The Tech Virtual, which was launched in December 2007, is a collaborative platform using the web and Second Life that allows curators and the public to conceptualize and prototype exhibits online. more»
Client: Tech Museum of Innovation
Funding Agency: Moore Foundation
Topic: Informal Learning, Technology and Education, Distance Learning
 
TechKnowBuild
The TechKnowBuild project was the U.S. Department of Education’s last Technology Innovation Challenge Grant, a partnership between the Crawfordsville Community Schools and Indianapolis Public Schools that provided laptop computers and wireless Internet access to 2,500 middle school students and approximately 100 teachers. The project that combined ubiquitous computing and problem-based learning more»
Client: Crawfordsville Community Schools
Funding Agency: U.S. Department Of Education: Technology Innovation Challenge Grant
Topic: School Reform, Tech Reform, Technology and Education, Learning with Laptops
 
Technology Roadmap
At the request of a multi-campus independent school, REA explored how schools could best use the growing technology resources spread over the several campuses. We created a roadmap for the application of technology to support teaching, learning, and management. more»
Client: Policy Analysis and System Evaluation (PASE)
Funding Agency: Kamehameha Schools
Topic: School Reform, Technology and Education, Public/Educational Policy
 
TimeWeb
TimeWeb, developed by Indiana University professors, was a Web-based visualization tool designed to help students understand archaeological data by seeing the data in historical and geographical contexts. more»
Client: Indiana University
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
Topic: Technology and Education
 
Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Technology (T4)
Transforming Teaching And Learning Through Technology (T4) was a five-year Technology Innovation Grant awarded to 83 public schools in Chicago's Region 3 by the U.S. Department of Education. With nearly $8 million in funding for a five-year period, T4 was a comprehensive staff development plan designed to transform education in Region 3 schools. more»
Client: Chicago Public Schools
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Topic: Professional Development, Technology and Education
 
University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP): Exploring Evolution/Evolution All Around Us (EE/EAAU)
REA conducted a thorough, multi-component evaluation of University of California Museum of Paleontology's (UCMP) Understanding Evolution website. The site provides an online resource for teachers to use in teaching evolution. The site also provides classroom resources: a conceptual framework, a suite of evaluated lessons appropriate for different grade spans, and teaching strategies to avoid or overcome roadblocks to teaching evolution. more»
Client: University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation and Howard Hughes Medical Foundation
Topic: Assessment, Instructional Materials/Programs, Museum, Web Sites, Technology and Education
 
Web Institute for Teachers (WIT)
Since its inception in 1997, The University of Chicago/Chicago Public Schools Internet Project (CUIP) trained over 700 Chicago-area teachers during its summer Web Institute for Teachers (WIT). more»
Client: University of Chicago
Funding Agency: University of Chicago, Joyce Foundation
Topic: Professional Development, Technology and Education
 
YouthLink
YouthLink was a program that employed young people to use digital media arts to realize their creative voices, explore career options, and contribute to their communities. Students took basic and advanced video or digital arts production classes that culminate in the creation of a portfolio of work. In the summer, students worked as interns at local technology and nonprofit organizations. more»
Client: Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF): Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Topic: Instructional Materials/Programs, Web Sites, Community Outreach, Technology and Education