='''NCN Workshop on Simulation-Based Learning'''=

November 5 – 6, 2009[[BR]]
Big Ten Conference Headquarters and Meeting Center[[BR]]
Chicago, IL


Workshop attendees will learn:

• how to employ the “How People Learn Framework” to design effective student learning experiences using www.nanoHUB.org;

• about the opportunities and the issues that attend the use of simulations in learning situations;

• ideas about how best to utilize nanoHUB.org in your curriculum; and

• from faculty who have successfully incorporated nanoHUB.org into their curricula.


The workshop will include hands-on experience with semiconductor simulation tools on nanoHUB and discuss proven practices for using nanoHUB resources to reach classroom goals.


'''DRAFT Workshop Agenda'''

November 5, 2009 - Meetings at the Conference Hotel
||1:00 - 5:00pm||Participants arrive at the Hotel||
||5:30 - 6:15pm||Registration||
||6:15 - 6:30pm||Setup, Getting Settled In||
||6:30 - 7:30pm||General Introduction to the Goals of the Workshop||
||7:30pm - Open||Group Dinner||

November 6, 2009 - Meetings at the Big 10 Conference Center[[BR]]
Shuttle from Hotel to Big 10 Conference Center at 7:30am. Please check out of hotel before you board the shuttle.
||7:45 - 8:30am||Breakfast||
||8:30 - 9:00am||Introduction to nanoHUB.org||
||9:00 - 9:30am||Participants play with nanoHUB. Discuss possible uses of nanoHUB in[[BR]]research and classroom.||
||9:30 - 10:15am||Introduction to How People Learn Framework[[BR]]Presentation on Research in Engineering Education||
||10:15 - 10:30am||Break||
||10:30 - 11:15pm||Invited Speakers present about Experiences using the nanoHUB for [[BR]]designing learning experiences||
||11:15 - 12:30pm||Small Group Breakout: Focus on Content Selection, Timeline, and Further Content Development[[BR]]All Small Group Breakout sessions will be facilitated by members of[[BR]]the NCN Education Team||
||12:30 - 1:30pm||Lunch||
||1:30 - 2:30pm||Small Group Breakout Continues: Focus on Using nanoHUB Simulation Tools in Curriculum and Assessment||
||2:30 - 3:30||Participants present their plans to all workshop participants[[BR]]Receiving Feedback and Discussion||
||3:30 - 3:45pm||Break||
||3:45 - 4:45pm||Wrap-up and Follow-up Action[[BR]]NCN Education Team presents major observations from workshop||
||4:45pm||Adjourn - Travel to Airport[[BR]]Participants - please ensure you can stay for the entire duration of workshop when you plan travel||


'''Please take the time to share your thoughts!'''

Please take the time to share your thoughts and experiences and help us better understand how to use computational simulations as learning tools.

Please respond to a short questionnaire by clicking on the link in front of your name. The information you will provide to us will be very useful to identify how nanoHUB is being used for educational purposes. We are interested in learning more about your instructional approaches for incorporating nanoHUB simulation tools as part of the classroom activities.

Thank you.

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