How 10 Years of Education Research Invalidated 40 Years of My Assumptions -- a personal conversion
08 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: David E. Pritchard
I shall describe an on-campus pedagogy that helps students to become more expert. Then I’ll describe how research, development, online learning and MOOCs might be combined to spread better learning universally.
Inclusion of Sustainability Aspects in Technician and Undergraduate Education Programs
18 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Deb Newberry, Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education
Finding Fake Videos With Physics
18 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Rhett Allain
In case you haven’t noticed, the internet is full of videos. Some of these videos are about cats and some about interesting physics topics. You might be surprised to find that some of these online videos are fake (but hopefully you aren’t surprised). But how can you tell if a video is...
nanoHUB Used in Research: A One Developer/User View
18 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
In this presentation I will give overview of selected nanoHUB tools and their potential for performing state- of-the-art research. The tools selected for this purpose include SCHRED, QuaMC2D, and OMEN nanowire/ NEMO5. ...
nanoHUB@SIU: Pedagogy and Beyond
22 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Shaikh S. Ahmed
As a postdoctoral researcher at NCN, during the years 2005-7, in addition to usual research activities, I was tasked with working closely with the nanoHUB Team to augment a few pre-existing quantum device simulators, create rappturized user interfaces, and run end-to-end simulations for...
nanoHUB: Not Just for PhDs
20 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Deb Newberry, Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education
In 2004, Dakota County Technical College started a 2 year, AAS degree Nanoscience Technician program. This program has always involved an aspect of computer simulations, both in a specific Computer Simulation class and as a part of several other classes such as the nanoelectronics and materials...
nanoHUB - Educational Tour de Force
14 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: David K. Ferry
nanoHUB was originally created to bring together the computational electronics world as a place where programs and results could be efficiently shared. For that purpose, it has matured and grown to where it is a major force in the area. But, it can also be a great tool for education, an...
Nano-Link: Never go in with a Blank Sheet of Paper
14 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Deb Newberry, Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education
This presentation summarizes a proven approach that helps educators find, collect and refine the information that is needed to successfully work with industry and establish strong partnerships. The process and source for collecting employee competencies required by industry is...
Women and Physics
13 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Laura McCullough
A discussion of some of the issues surrounding women's participation in physics. What comes with being of the feminine persuasion in a physics world? What hinders women's participation in physics? What helps? Why is it important? The fun and occasional fury of...
Teaching Science with Science Fiction
13 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kelly McCullough, Laura McCullough
Science fiction is one possible tool for increasing engagement in science classrooms, as well as offering opportunities for modeling scientific thinking, illustrating points of scientific interest, and addressing reading and writing standards for classroom content. Join Laura and Kelly McCullough...
Building an Ontology of Student Thinking
18 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Edward F. Redish
Uso de simulaciones en investigación y educación en ciencia e ingeniería
17 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
En una colaboración entre la Escuela de Ingeniería de EAFIT, el Centro de Computación Científica Apolo y Proyecto 50, recibimos a Alejandro Strachan, profesor de la Universidad de Purdue, quien nos dio la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre qué es una...
NCN Education Team: Student Research
09 Apr 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Oguz Hanoglu, Yi Kong
Engineering and Science Instructors' Intended Learning Outcomes with Computational Simulations as Learning Tools
26 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandra J. Magana
This presentation describes the results of a study aiming to identify how 14 instructors incorporated into their classrooms computational simulations as learning tools. The study was based on the following research question: What were the intended learning outcomes that guided the instructors'...
Opportunities for Integrating nanoHUB Computational Simulations as Learning Tools
25 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandra J. Magana
This presentation introduces a research agenda that focuses on identifying how to provide: (i) instructors with educational resources to help them better integrate nanoHUB computational simulation tools into their teaching and (ii) learners with adequate scaffolds (supports) to use computational...
Students Perceptions and Experiences of Using Computational Simulations as Learning Tools
This presentation summarizes the results of three research studies aiming to investigate students perceptions and experiences of using computational simulations as learning tools. The three guiding research questions were: (i) how do students with different academic level experience nanoHUB...
Learning with nanoHUB
01 Aug 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Quincy Leon Williams
Interactive media is the most valuable tool for engaging the younger generations of students and future researchers. Since, few instructors have the skills required to incorporate such new technology into their existing curricula, we developed a short seminar designed to bridge the gap between...
TEDxPurdueU - Gerhard Klimeck - Connect Innovation
15 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
The NCN provides on-line simulation resources to the Nanotechnology Community at large through its nanoHUB. nanoHUB provides the capability to perform on-line simulation through a web browser without the installation of any software. nanoHUB served over 10,800 simulation users and over 195,000...
Teaching and Learning with nanoHUB Simulation Tools: Transforming Research Findings into Instructional Approaches
10 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandra J. Magana
Results of our studies reveal the vast potential of integrating computational simulation tools into formal learning experiences. Outcomes of our studies include: a) a set of learning outcomes associated with instructors’ goals for incorporating simulation tools into their teaching and b) a...
Exploring the Impact of nanoHUB.org on Research and Education Users
15 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, George B. Adams III, Krishna P. C. Madhavan, Nathan Travis Denny, Michael Zentner, Swaroop S, Lynn Zentner, Diane Beaudoin, Mehdi Salmani Jelodar
With over 170,000 users in the last 12 months and over 2,300 resources including nearly 200 simulation tools, nanoHUB.org has established itself as the world’s largest Nanotechnology User Facility. Critical attributes for the success of such science gateways are open access, ease of use, utterly...