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Learning Resources

  1. Active Learning on the Web
    San Diego State University - Active learning isn't a new idea. It goes back at least as far as Socrates and was a major emphasis among progressive educators like John Dewey. And yet, if you peer into many university classrooms, we seem to have forgotten that learning is naturally an active process. It involves putting our students in situations which compel them to read, speak, listen, think deeply, and write. While well delivered lectures are valuable and are not uncommon, sometimes the thinking required while attending a lecture is low level comprehension that goes from the ear to the writing hand and leaves the mind untouched. Active learning puts the responsibility of organizing what is to be learned in the hands of the learners themselves, and ideally lends itself to a more diverse range of learning styles.

  2. Learning through Collaborative Visualization (CoVis) Project
    Northwestern University. CoVis is a community of thousands of students, hundreds of teachers, and dozens of researchers all working together to find new ways to think about and practice science in the classroom. .

  3. Visualizing Earth
    Universityi of San Diego. "Visualizing Earth" addresses four primary goals: (1) Promote fundamental research in cognition and visualization, (2) Adapt existing GIS technology and data sources for ease of use in schools, (3) Develop model curriculum at the middle school level to support cognition and visualization research and (4) Support implementation of national education standards in science, math and geography

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    January 15, 2001

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