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NCN Workshop on Simulation-Based Learning: Exploring Semiconductors, Nanoelectronics, and Beginning Chemistry

by George B. Adams III, Krishna Madhavan, Sean Brophy, Alejandra J. Magana

NCN Workshop on Simulation-Based Learning

November 5 – 6, 2009
Big Ten Conference Headquarters and Meeting Center
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
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
research and classroom.
9:30 – 10:15am Introduction to How People Learn Framework
Presentation on Research in Engineering Education
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:15pm Invited Speakers present about Experiences using the nanoHUB for
designing learning experiences
11:15 – 12:30pm Small Group Breakout: Focus on Content Selection, Timeline, and Further Content Development
All Small Group Breakout sessions will be facilitated by members of
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
Receiving Feedback and Discussion
3:30 – 3:45pm Break
3:45 – 4:45pm Wrap-up and Follow-up Action
NCN Education Team presents major observations from workshop
4:45pm Adjourn – Travel to Airport
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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