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The Mobile Studio Project is developing technology-based pedagogy and inexpensive hardware/software which, when connected to a PC (via USB), provides functionality similar to that of laboratory equipment (scope, function generator, power supplies, DMM, etc.) typically associated with an instrumented studio classroom. The project's Mobile Studio IOBoard™ (shown) is a small, inexpensive hardware platform for use in a home, classroom or remote environment. When coupled with the Mobile Studio Desktop™ software, the system duplicates a large amount of the hardware often used to teach Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics and K-12 technology-related courses; in addition to a myriad of industrial and commercial utilizations.
The project's vision is to develop and deploy affordable technology and learning materials to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education; while expanding studio pedagogy to environments that are no longer limited by equipment access or cost issues. The project's goal is to enable "tinkering" and "hands-on" exploration of STEM principles, devices, and systems - fostering learning at anyplace, anytime.
Some of this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).