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

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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 the nanoHUB
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

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