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    Research Question 1: Which of these key technologies will be most important to STEM+ education within the next five years?
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    Traditional forms of assessment do not translate well into ICT-mediated learning scenarios. As new technologies are embedded in course designs within STEM disciplines, assessment processes must evolve as well. Writing assignments can be a very effective part of an assessment strategy, for example, but when enrollments exceed a few dozen students, they become impractical. As ICT environments scale, the assessment models must as well. We must find ways to ensure students fully demonstrate and apply their knowledge. (also intimidate and personalized feedback is important, different forms of interactive learning activities requires a tightly integration of assessment and feedback; also group activities needs to be covered appropriately Christian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013) Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 2, 2013 Add to this the lack of attention focused on the power of real-time formative assessment, which has been shown to move the needle on student achievement. These assessments are not "tests" in the classic sense, and they don't wait until the end of a learning experience (as does summative assessment). Rather, true formative assessment reveals what our students DON'T know, right now before the bell rings, so we can help them. Summative assessment tests the final outcome, and for large high-stakes testing, gives insights into the overall effectiveness of the organization. But with all forms of summative assessment, the learning is over - and for students who fail, it's "game over". Formative assessment, on the other hand, gives insight to both instructor and learner, and when provided real-time with real-time intervention, students find their way to new levels of success. (REF: Paul Black on formative assessment; also examples of formative assessment, such as "graphical polling" through tools like Ink Survey, presented by Colorado School of Mines at ASEE). jim.vanides Sep 1, 2013 Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013 even more relevant in distance learning/online context where students are studying alone. jim.vanides Sep 2, 2013 Keith - of course not all distance learning models have people studying alone. But where the model is "self-paced & solo", then meaningful feedback is difficult yet more important then ever. The worse scenario is someone watches a video or reads a text, and then they THINK they'er smart! It's important for all of us who are designing or evaluating online learning to ask, "How does the learner know that they DON'T know?" (along the way, not just at the conclusion of the experience).
    Current MOOCs do not include remote laboratories mainly because of its massive component. As remote laboratories are physical objects cannot be scaled easily to provide service to thousand of students, from around the world and with different time zones, in a courseThus, a significant challenge exists in developing courses where experimentation plays an important role. One of the major challenges is the provision of laboratory work online along with the theoretical contents. Sergio Aug 1, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 2, 2013
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    Preparing STEM students and educators to work at the scale of STEM practice. There is a need to better present the nature of modern science practices in educational venues. These include computational methods (as noted by others), collaboration skills as few projects are conducted entirely by a single investigator any longer, both of which are driven by the changing nature of the scale of our ability to collect and analyze data. The questions that we can ask can be profoundly different, and it is not clear that our current educators are prepared to teach with this scale in mind. This also includes preparing our students to work with this volume of data and methods of analyzing data at scale. alanwolf Sep 2, 2013 Yes. Software such as Wolfram Alpha, 3D rendering, CAD, coding/programming, etc. must be the essential units coupled with projects which push students to demonstrate a greater understanding of the concepts, not the material taught that seems to require mainly memorization. michael.lambert Sep 3, 2013
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    One of the challenges of modern engineering is the project management, so in engineering education, the use of digital resources must be oriented to support the project-based learning. marina.vicario Sep 2, 2013
    There is an unmet need for technologically supported peer learning (or peer instruction) - Peer learning (http://mazur.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=685) is a powerful and proved method that may be fostered and raised to a superior level by using widely accessible technological resources Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 I fully agree and support that peer learning and training (group activities) is very important Christian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013. [Ed. This is clearly an effective and interesting pedagogical practice, but is it a technology or set of technologies that exists now? Moved to Challenges and reframed as a call to make this happen.]
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    Data mining is much more suited to courses run under business models that can scale. The statistical and computer science methods behind most data mining approaches presume that a large amount of data is generated in a relatively constant and continuous flow, which allows the statistical discovery of significant bits of information that would be missed when examining smaller data sets. The challenge in developing such methods for learning situations is that few of them are capable of generating such data streams, although there is considerable potential to do so in online learning environments, especially those with very large enrollments. Sergio Aug 9, 2013
    The demand for personalized learning is not adequately supported by current technology or practices. The increasing demand for education that is customized to each student's unique needs is driving the development of new technologies that provide more learner choice and control and allow for differentiated instruction. It has become clear that one-size-fits-all teaching methods are neither effective nor acceptable for today's diverse students. Technology can and should support individual choices about access to materials and expertise, amount and type of educational content, and methods of teaching. The biggest barrier to personalized learning, however, is that scientific, data-driven approaches to effectively facilitate personalization have only recently begun to emerge; learning analytics, for example, is still in the very nascent stage of implementation and adoption within higher education.Sergio Aug 9, 2013Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 mohamed.jemni Sep 2, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 2, 2013jim.vanides Sep 1, 2013 I'm not sure Common Core Standards will get us to a personalized learning platform, too. michael.lambert Sep 2, 2013 kstubbs Sep 3, 2013
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    The global drive to increase the number of students participating in undergraduate education is placing pressure across the system. The off-cited relationship between earning potential and educational attainment, plus the clear impact of an educated society on the growth of the middle class is pushing many countries to encourage more and more students to enter universities and colleges. In many countries, however, the population of students prepared for undergraduate study is already enrolled — expanding access means extending it to students who may not have the academic background to be successful without additional support. Many in universities feel that these institutions do not have sufficient time and resources to help this set of students.Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013 these are drivers for use of flexible resource based teaching that maximises use of campus facilities but requires investment for its development
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    New models of education are bringing unprecedented competition to the traditional models of higher education. Across the board, institutions are looking for ways to provide a high quality of service and more learning opportunities. MOOCs are at the forefront of these discussions, enabling students to supplement their education and experiences at brick-and-mortar institutions with increasingly rich, and often free, online offerings. As these new platforms emerge, however, there is a need to frankly evaluate the models and determine how to best support collaboration, interaction, and assessment at scale. Simply capitalizing on new technology is not enough; the new models must use these tools and services to engage students on a deeper level. Sergio Aug 9, 2013 jim.vanides Sep 1, 2013Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 2, 2013 kstubbs Sep 3, 2013
    Our organizations are not set up to promote innovation in teaching. Innovation springs from the freedom to connect ideas in new ways. Our schools and universities generally allow us to connect ideas only in prescribed ways — sometimes these lead to new insights, but more likely they lead to rote learning. Current organizational promotion structures reward research instead of innovation and improvements in teaching and learning. The major consequences of student evaluations on teaching, as well as the direct impact on promotion and career options, translates to big risks associated with the failure of innovations and leaves little space for experimentation.Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 This urges educational leaders for paradigm shift in the concept of learning organization & calls for change in organizational culture. Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 2, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013
    Simply staying organized and current presents a challenge in a world where information, software tools, and devices proliferate at the rate they do today. New developments in technology are exciting and their potential for improving quality of life is enticing, but it can be overwhelming to attempt to keep up with even a few of the many new tools that are released. User-created content is exploding, giving rise to information, ideas, and opinions on all sorts of interesting topics, but following even some of the hundreds of available authorities means sifting through a mountain of information on a weekly or daily basis. There is a greater need than ever for effective tools and filters for finding, interpreting, organizing, and retrieving the data that is important to us.Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013
    Too often it is education’s own processes and practices that limit broader uptake of new technologies. Much resistance to change is simply comfort with the status quo, but in other cases, such as in promotion and tenure reviews, experimentation or innovative applications of technologies are often seen as outside the role of researcher or scientist, and thus discouraged. Changing these processes will require major shifts in attitudes as much as they will in policy.Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 2, 2013
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    Preparing STEM students and educators to work at the scale of STEM practice. There is a need to better present the nature of modern science practices in educational venues. These include computational methods (as noted by others), collaboration skills as few projects are conducted entirely by a single investigator any longer, both of which are driven by the changing nature of the scale of our ability to collect and analyze data. The questions that we can ask can be profoundly different, and it is not clear that our current educators are prepared to teach with this scale in mind. This also includes preparing our students to work with this volume of data and methods of analyzing data at scale. alanwolf Sep 2, 2013 Yes. Software such as Wolfram Alpha, 3D rendering, CAD, coding/programming, etc. must be the essential units coupled with projects which push students to demonstrate a greater understanding of the concepts, not the material taught that seems to require mainly memorization. michael.lambert Sep 3, 2013
    Teaching STEM as a way of knowing. While there have been significant improvements in teaching scientific inquiry and scientific process, there is still much more to be done. Understanding that our understanding of nature may change with new evidence is perhaps one of the most difficult elements that individuals struggle with if they believe that science is a series of "facts" that they have devoted significant energy learning. The earlier it is learned that science is one way to understand the world the better, and it needs to be continually reenforcing that as the amount and quality of evidence increases, that understanding will in some cases change. Occasionally, it is suggested that this quality is a weakness, so having citizens understand that the presenting of a new interpretation is not itself a weakness. Instead the focus should be debates on the nature of the evidence and the interpretation, not that the interpretation has changed. alanwolf Sep 2, 2013 Completely agree marina.vicario Sep 2, 2013.
    Project Based Learning supported by technology.
    One of the challenges of modern engineering is the project management, so in engineering education, the use of digital resources must be oriented to support the project-based learning. marina.vicario Sep 2, 2013
    Another one here. (StartThere is an unmet need for technologically supported peer learning (or peer instruction) - Peer learning (http://mazur.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=685) is a powerful and proved method that may be fostered and raised to a superior level by using widely accessible technological resources Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 I fully agree and support that peer learning and training (group activities) is very important Christian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013. [Ed. This is clearly an effective and interesting pedagogical practice, but is it a technology or set of technologies that exists now? Moved to Challenges and reframed as a call to make this happen.]
    There is a lack of new tools for collaboration in the STEMx professional world (esp. international collaboration). <This is an EXTREMELY important aspect. Aren't there some new technologies that students can use for collaboration? jim.vanides Aug 31, 2013Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013Technologies to support collaboration are there but it's a matter of assembling a stable accessible suite for student use. We have an Open Design Studio environment that provides for students commenting on each others work in a controlled environment and planning it's evolution into an Open Engineering workspace
    with shared access to design tools for eng proj development. Challenge is in putting tools together so that they operate robustly and seamlessly with LMS/VLE backbone. [Ed: Moved from RQ2]
    MOOCs need to be rethought. We need Open Ongoing Connectivist Communities Online for "Open Teaching" and "Open Research" https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EtN4K4slYL8/UaOViJhl9ZI/AAAAAAAAB3U/LsBXll9ktQw/w845-h228-no/MOOC2O.jpg"Open Learning" is
    a bolded statement (one complete sentence)well established concept. It allows alternative pathways for learners to gain academic qualifications. But "Open Teaching" and "Open Research" are new concepts. With web 2.0 and other emergent technologies, academia could leverage “people-power” or "crowdsourcing" to discover new knowledge / processes from ground up. Justification: (1) “Open Teaching” as an alternative to current paradigm American-made educational material may be unfit for and then provideunwanted in developing countries http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/25/moocs-may-eye-world-market-does-world-want-them ; “intellectual neo-colonialism” http://www.col.org/PublicationDocuments/pub_PS_OER_web.pdf ; one-way flow content based on the massive content published by richer nations http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1351/2428 ; Existing teaching quality http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303610504577418293114042070.html ; “jailbreaking education” http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/05/jailbreaking-the-degree/(2) “Open Research” to harness current wasted potential Connectivism http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm ; 70 percent non tenure http://chronicle.com/article/Adjuncts-Build-Strength-in/135520/ no access/ability to fund “Traditional Research” http://inplainsight.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/09/17658326-meet-your-new-professor-transient-poorly-paid?litehttp://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/09/adjunct-leaders-consider-strategies-force-change ; Example crowdsourcing efforts by Google for purposes of R&D http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2291885/Why-Google-Wants-to-Know-About-Small-Websites-That-Arent-Ranking-We phkim Aug 31, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013 [[Ed:Moved from RQ2]
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    . Finally, students need to see that all the letters interconnect, and they are not standalone silos as they were once taught. (ref: "Re-Imagining STEMx Education") jim.vanides Sep 1, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013Not so concerned about coping with subsets such as Nano Technology but strongly support extension to address the global and societal aspectHolly.Lu Sep 3, 2013
    Citizen science projects increasingly provide formal students and lifelong learners the opportunity to participate and learn in real STEM projects. Projects like FoldIt, GalaxyZoo, Project Feederwatch & others from Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology are a few examples of how to engage the public a real observations and analyses. alanwolf Sep 2, 2013~ Yes. Would like to see our schools/learning environments designed in such a manner as if one was walking through an interactive learning museum/mall. Projects that are on-going, not just another stationary display. michael.lambert Sep 3, 2013
    The role of computational tools in science and engineering learning is increasing. The intersection of computation and science - I'm not sure what the formal name for this should be. This isn't just programming for computer scientists, but also biologists, physicists and medical researchers as well.klopfer Aug 21, 2013 I think Klopfer refers to what is called Biomedical Informatics & Computational Biology Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 23, 2013 [Ed. - Moved from RQ2]
    From rapid prototyping with 3D printers, to building simple circuits and robots - “making” is now more affordable and accessible than ever. One of the most disruptive trends right now is the “maker movement” - a movement that believes learning happens through the act of creating. From rapid prototyping with 3D printers, to building simple circuits and robots - “making” is now more affordable and accessible than ever. Bringing “Making” into education addresses STEM and CREATIVITY skills that many educators and policy makers consider most important to be productive in the 21st century. Here's a link to Maker Media http://makermedia.com/ and an upcoming Makers Faire in NYC. Here's a video that captures the concept of a Makers Faire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD_JpGgUFQQ kstubbs Aug 28, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013 [Ed: Moved from RQ2]
    There is a significant shift in assessment, partially driven by CCSS, partially by mobile devices and increased personalization of learning, partially influenced by digital content and educational games... I think that we're experiencing a shift in how we think about assessing student learning and how we are going about doing it. Because technology is a key driver in these changes, I think it should be part of the conversation. kstubbs Aug 30, 2013 [Ed: Moved from RQ2]

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    Institutions are increasingly adopting tools and technologies that allow teachers and students to better collaborate. Social networks and cloud-based tools and applications are changing the ways teachers and students communicate with each other. Open resources such as wikis and Google Apps enable the free exchange of ideas and prompt insightful discussions between teachers and students. The result is more opportunities for collaboration, and what is increasingly seen as a positive change in the dynamics of teacher-student relationships. Sergio Aug 9, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013
    Cloud-based tools will enable rapid innovation for educational environments. Enabling learning approaches that were simply not available to a single vendor. Being able to use, reuse, mix, orchestrate learning experiences. Allowing lower costs to access new technologies. Think about prezi, glogster and slideshare, and not powerpoint (are you aware of how many of your learner are using prezi nowadays?), think about real online google doc collaboration rather than traditional office suites (have you tried it?), how about storytelling reports from students (using digitalfilms, goanimate)?, can we build a timeline (dipity)?. And many more examples. roc Sep 2, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013
    As the abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet grows, we are ever more challenged to revisit our roles as educators. Institutions must consider the unique value that each adds to a world in which information is everywhere. In such a world, sense-making and the ability to assess the credibility of information are paramount. Mentoring and preparing students for the world in which they will live and work is again at the forefront. Universities have always been seen as the gold standard for educational credentialing, but emerging certification programs from other sources are eroding the value of that mission. Sergio Aug 9, 2013Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013 Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013 need to work with other certifications and add enduring value for students through critical skills
    Computers as we know them are in the process of a massive reinvention. The computer is smaller, lighter, and better connected than ever before, without the need for wires or bulky peripherals. In many cases, smart phones and other mobile devices are sufficient for basic computing needs, and only specialized tasks require a keyboard, large monitor, and a mouse. Mobiles are connected to an ecosystem of applications supported by cloud computing technologies that can be downloaded and used instantly, for pennies. As the capabilities and interfaces of small computing devices improve, our ideas about when — or whether — a traditional computer is necessary are changing as well. Sergio Aug 9, 2013Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013
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    Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013Coming from a european distance learning context where our "tradition" is high quality text based student centred teaching this debate is equally stimulating. Systems are easily scalable but provision of personal support always comes down to smallish group sizes that individuals can identify with.
    Educational games are increasingly being used to not only master STEM concepts, but also apply and assess them. Games have proven benefits in engaging learners of all ages and helping them better understand complex material. Taking that notion one step further, simulations and game-based scenarios enable students to apply what they have learned in a realistic environment and receive instant feedback. Game development is one of many strategies employed in STEM environments, as it is inherently multi-disciplinary, requiring programming, engineering, design, and other key skills to create a successful game. kstubbs Sep 3, 2013Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013 Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013And those skills cost if we are to develop teaching that is as engaging as the entertainment games students access.
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    Massive open online courses are being widely explored as alternatives and supplements to traditional university courses, especially in STEM+ disciplines. Led by the successful early experiments of world-class institutions (like MIT and Stanford), MOOCs have captured the imagination of senior administrators and trustees like few other educational innovations have. High profile offerings are being assembled under the banner of institutional efforts like edX, and large-scale collaborations like Coursera, the Code Academy, and in Australia, Open2Study. As the ideas evolve, MOOCs are seen more and more as a very intriguing alternative to credit-based instruction. The prospect of a single course achieving enrollments in the tens of thousands is bringing serious conversations on topics like micro-credit to the highest levels of institutional leadership. Sergio Aug 9, 2013 sros Sep 2, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013
    New pedagogical models are emerging that encourage a wide range of technologies and tools to be imbedded seamlessly into the course design. In the traditional pattern, when a new technology emerges, there is a period of time where it is studied as an independent variable to find out its impact on learning outcomes. New pedagogies are emerging, however, in which technologies play a supporting, rather than a central role, allowing much faster assessment of the value of the tools employed. In these models, more basic ideas are central, such as 24/7 Internet access for students, use of their personal devices, and considerable flexibility in the apps or software applied to the learning goals.Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 YES! michael.lambert Sep 1, 2013 Yes, I agree mohamed.jemni Sep 2, 2013
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    Sep 2, 2013 SETDA and other organizations are working hard to collapse and standardize the language and tagging systems that we use to identify digital content - so that the can be more easily shared and integrated. kstubbs Aug 30, 2013
    People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want. Life in an all the time more busy world where learners must balance demands from home, work, school, and family poses a host of logistical challenges with which today’s ever more mobile students must cope. Work and learning are often two sides of the same coin, and people want easy and timely access not only to the information on the network, but also to tools, resources, and up-to-the-moment analysis and commentary. These needs, as well as the increasingly essential access to social media and networks, have risen to the level of expectations. The opportunities for informal learning in the modern world are abundant and diverse, and greatly expand on earlier notions like “just-in-time” or “found” learning. Sergio Aug 9, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013
    Social media is changing the way people interact, present ideas and information, and judge the quality of content and contributions. More than one billion people use Facebook regularly; other social media platforms extend those numbers to nearly one third of all people on the planet. Educators, students, alumni, and even the general public routinely use social media to share news about scientific and other developments. The impact of these changes in scholarly communication and on the credibility of information remains to be seen, but it is clear that social media has found significant traction in almost every education sector.Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013
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    The availability of quality online videos from key international experts in each field fosters the flipped classroom. The rise of MOOCs and platforms such as Khan Academy promotes the practice-oriented work in the classroom and the theory video watching for homework.Sergio Aug 9, 2013Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013
    Lab federation and sharing is becoming increasingly important for institutions. The creation and maintenance of virtual and remote labs can be expensive and time-consuming for many researchers leading very often to non-professional labs. Thus, several platforms, such as Go-Lab, WebLab Deusto, LabShare or Sahara, are fostering the federation and sharing of professional virtual and remote labs among institutions providing policy-based access to reach a really large-scale audience. Sergio Aug 1, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013 sros Sep 2, 2013 mohamed.jemni Sep 2, 2013
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    In the interest of being a "friendly-rebel rouser".... many of these above trends are worded the same way that we word them on the Horizon K12 report. I'd politely recommend that we not recycle those same trends...kstubbs Aug 30, 2013
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    STEM projects are redesigning the four-walled classroom. There is an increase in creating learning environments that are used by all age-groups. Projects/museum-like exhibits/interactive space are the new environment. Space is different; it's not just for a specific class, a designated time, an assigned group of people...it's a become an interactive, 24/7 area for all ages. michael.lambert Sep 1, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013
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    P2P on-line assessment and grading / Technology-Enhanced Assessment and Feedback Christian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013) provides a double benefit to education. On one hand, this is the only scalable way to provide feedback to non-quiz activities in massive learning communities. On the other hand, the fact of grading the peers' work may help you understand and internalize what you have to learn, thus it enriches the graders own learning. Sergio Aug 1, 2013 it is really key to modern education (formal education, life-long learning and vocational training) for support learning in classroom, blended settings and but also online learning; also feedback is very importantChristian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013 I'd agree that a general update on what assessment looks like is shifting and could be important in this report. kstubbs Aug 28, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013 Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013 Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013agree on the value of peer to peer assessment, also a need to improve tools and techniques for assessment of non text media, video audio material in a STEM context
    Practice-oriented Massive Online and Open Courses (pMOOC) MOOCs are currently being developed in all kind of disciplines, from Sociology, to Mathematics or Engineering. As a support to the practice-oriented learning experience, the computer science MOOCs usually provide programming environments where students can practice what they learnt in the theory. However, although the use of remote laboratories is becoming more usual everyday in traditional online engineering education, engineering MOOCs are lacking of providing tools to experiment with real equipment. The benefits of electronics laboratory practices are widely known for professionals and necessary for any person who seeks for a broad comprehension of the real-time performance beyond the ideal modelling. Therefore, when designing any electronics course, the laboratory practices are one of the pillars on which the learning is established. Current MOOCs do not include remote laboratories mainly because of its massive component. As remote laboratories are physical objects cannot be scaled easily to provide service to thousand of students, from around the world and with different time zones, in a course. Thus, a significant challenge exists in developing courses where experimentation plays an important role. One of the major challenges is the provision of laboratory work online along with the theoretical contents. MIT has launched a pMOOC where an iLab-based remote lab is being used (http://catalyst-academy.org/course/remote-labs/). UNED has launched a VISIR-based pMOOC where 16 students can access an electronics remote lab simultaneously (https://unedcoma.es/course/bases-de-circuitos-y-electronica-practica/).Sergio Aug 1, 2013Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013 sros Sep 2, 2013 I'd agree - here's a recent article to support this point http://thejournal.com/Articles/2013/09/02/Get-Ready-MOOCs-Are-Coming-to-K-12.aspx?Page=1 kstubbs Aug 28, 2013 mohamed.jemni Sep 2, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013
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    The Maker Movement - One of the most disruptive trends right now is the “maker movement” - a movement that believes learning happens through the act of creating. From rapid prototyping with 3D printers, to building simple circuits and robots - “making” is now more affordable and accessible than ever. Bringing “Making” into education addresses STEM and CREATIVITY skills that many educators and policy makers consider most important to be productive in the 21st century. Here's a link to Maker Media http://makermedia.com/ and an upcoming Makers Faire in NYC. Here's a video that captures the concept of a Makers Faire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD_JpGgUFQQ kstubbs Aug 28, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013
    Assessment - I'd also argue that there's a significant shift in assessment - something to add to this exploration of STEM+. Partially driven by CCSS, partially by mobile devices and increased personalization of learning, partially influenced by digital content and educational games... I think that we're experiencing a shift in how we think about assessing student learning and how we are going about doing it. Because technology is a key driver in these changes, I think it should be part of the conversation. kstubbs Aug 30, 2013
    Redefining MOOC 2.O – Mobilizing Open Ongoing Connectivist Communities Online for "Open Teaching" and "Open Research"https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EtN4K4slYL8/UaOViJhl9ZI/AAAAAAAAB3U/LsBXll9ktQw/w845-h228-no/MOOC2O.jpg"Open Learning" is a well established concept. It allows alternative pathways for learners to gain academic qualifications. But "Open Teaching" and "Open Research" are new concepts. With web 2.0 and other emergent technologies, academia could leverage “people-power” or "crowdsourcing" to discover new knowledge / processes from ground up. Justification: (1) “Open Teaching” as an alternative to current paradigm American-made educational material may be unfit for and unwanted in developing countries http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/25/moocs-may-eye-world-market-does-world-want-them ; “intellectual neo-colonialism” http://www.col.org/PublicationDocuments/pub_PS_OER_web.pdf ; one-way flow content based on the massive content published by richer nations http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1351/2428 ; Existing teaching quality http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303610504577418293114042070.html ; “jailbreaking education” http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/05/jailbreaking-the-degree/ (2) “Open Research” to harness current wasted potential Connectivism http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm ; 70 percent non tenure http://chronicle.com/article/Adjuncts-Build-Strength-in/135520/ no access/ability to fund “Traditional Research” http://inplainsight.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/09/17658326-meet-your-new-professor-transient-poorly-paid?lite http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/09/adjunct-leaders-consider-strategies-force-change ; Example crowdsourcing efforts by Google for purposes of R&D http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2291885/Why-Google-Wants-to-Know-About-Small-Websites-That-Arent-Ranking-We phkim Aug 31, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013
    Collaboration is an EXTREMELY important aspect of the STEMx professional world (esp. international collaboration). Aren't there some new technologies that students can use for collaboration? jim.vanides Aug 31, 2013
    Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013Technologies to support collaboration are there but it's a matter of assembling a stable accessible suite for student use. We have an Open Design Studio environment that provides for students commenting on each others work in a controlled environment and planning it's evolution into an Open Engineering workspace with shared access to design tools for eng proj development. Challenge is in putting tools together so that they operate robustly and seamlessly with LMS/VLE backbone.
    Coding. Math needs to be redesigned...and teaching coding should be a major part of that new learning course. michael.lambert Aug 31, 2013

    Design Thinking. The next generation will need to be more and more comfortable with problems of dizzying complexity. And design thinking can teach them that. http://www.fastcodesign.com/1663416/teaching-kids-design-thinking-so-they-can-solve-the-worlds-biggest-problems
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    Cloud based services and resources. Move from the term "cloud computing" to "cloud services and resources." This will impact directly into the educational field: The cloud-based services are constantly evolving, many of the so called cloud services, traditionally known as Web 2.0 services because of their innovative features, have added an important element into the cloud landscape, which is interoperability features, opening their API’s to allow consumers to use their services in creative and innovative ways. This opens the possibility to create orchestrated services that provides learning experiences that were not possible before. This also changes the paradigm from a monolithic architectural approach of education environments to a flexible, distributed and heterogeneous architectural setting for education environments, which is the aim of cloud education (learning and teaching) environments. This also maximizes innovation possibilities, allowing interoperability of the best and most appropriate cloud services based on learning needs, freeing up from a vendor specific approaches and limits, transforming the cloud education environment into a digital educational ecosystem of services and resources available for the practitioners, in contrast to a large amount of software services that are difficult to manage and organize for a learning setting. More in the cloud computing page. roc Sep 2, 2013 [Editor -- Good suggestion! We'll make this change.]
    Moved to RQ3 - Trends
    The role of computational tools in science and engineering learning is increasing. The intersection of computation and science - I'm not sure what the formal name for this should be. This isn't just programming for computer scientists, but also biologists, physicists and medical researchers as well.klopfer Aug 21, 2013 I think Klopfer refers to what is called Biomedical Informatics & Computational Biology Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 23, 2013 [Ed. - Moved to RQ3-Trends]
    From rapid prototyping with 3D printers, to building simple circuits and robots - “making” is now more affordable and accessible than ever. One of the most disruptive trends right now is the “maker movement” - a movement that believes learning happens through the act of creating. From rapid prototyping with 3D printers, to building simple circuits and robots - “making” is now more affordable and accessible than ever. Bringing “Making” into education addresses STEM and CREATIVITY skills that many educators and policy makers consider most important to be productive in the 21st century. Here's a link to Maker Media http://makermedia.com/ and an upcoming Makers Faire in NYC. Here's a video that captures the concept of a Makers Faire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD_JpGgUFQQ kstubbs Aug 28, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013 [Ed: Moved to Trends, RQ3]
    There is a significant shift in assessment, partially driven by CCSS, partially by mobile devices and increased personalization of learning, partially influenced by digital content and educational games... I think that we're experiencing a shift in how we think about assessing student learning and how we are going about doing it. Because technology is a key driver in these changes, I think it should be part of the conversation. kstubbs Aug 30, 2013 [Ed: Moved to Trends, RQ3]

    Moved to RQ4 - Challenges
    There is an unmet need for technologically supported peer learning (or peer instruction) - Peer learning (http://mazur.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=685) is a powerful and proved method that may be fostered and raised to a superior level by using widely accessible technological resourcesUriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 I fully agree and support that peer learning and training (group activities) is very important Christian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013. [Ed. This is clearly an effective and interesting pedagogical practice, but is it a technology or set of technologies that exists now? Moved to Challenges and reframed as a call to make this happen.]
    There is a lack of new tools for collaboration in the STEMx professional world (esp. international collaboration). This is an EXTREMELY important aspect. Aren't there some new technologies that students can use for collaboration? jim.vanides Aug 31, 2013Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013Technologies to support collaboration are there but it's a matter of assembling a stable accessible suite for student use. We have an Open Design Studio environment that provides for students commenting on each others work in a controlled environment and planning it's evolution into an Open Engineering workspace with shared access to design tools for eng proj development. Challenge is in putting tools together so that they operate robustly and seamlessly with LMS/VLE backbone. [Ed: Moved to Challenges, RQ4]
    MOOCs need to be rethought. We need Open Ongoing Connectivist Communities Online for"Open Teaching" and "Open Research"https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EtN4K4slYL8/UaOViJhl9ZI/AAAAAAAAB3U/LsBXll9ktQw/w845-h228-no/MOOC2O.jpg"Open Learning" is a well established concept. It allows alternative pathways for learners to gain academic qualifications. But "Open Teaching" and "Open Research" are new concepts. With web 2.0 and other emergent technologies, academia could leverage “people-power” or "crowdsourcing" to discover new knowledge / processes from ground up. Justification: (1) “Open Teaching” as an alternative to current paradigm American-made educational material may be unfit for and unwanted in developing countries http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/25/moocs-may-eye-world-market-does-world-want-them ; “intellectual neo-colonialism” http://www.col.org/PublicationDocuments/pub_PS_OER_web.pdf ; one-way flow content based on the massive content published by richer nations http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1351/2428 ; Existing teaching quality http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303610504577418293114042070.html ; “jailbreaking education” http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/05/jailbreaking-the-degree/(2) “Open Research” to harness current wasted potential Connectivism http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm ; 70 percent non tenure http://chronicle.com/article/Adjuncts-Build-Strength-in/135520/ no access/ability to fund “Traditional Research” http://inplainsight.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/09/17658326-meet-your-new-professor-transient-poorly-paid?litehttp://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/09/adjunct-leaders-consider-strategies-force-change ; Example crowdsourcing efforts by Google for purposes of R&D http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2291885/Why-Google-Wants-to-Know-About-Small-Websites-That-Arent-Ranking-We phkim Aug 31, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013 [Ed: Moved to Challenges, RQ4]
    Math needs to be redesigned...and teaching coding should be a major part of that new learning course. michael.lambert Aug 31, 2013 [Ed: Moved Challenges, RQ4]

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    Cloud based services and resources. Move from the term "cloud computing" to "cloud services and resources." This will impact directly into the educational field: The cloud-based services are constantly evolving, many of the so called cloud services, traditionally known as Web 2.0 services because of their innovative features, have added an important element into the cloud landscape, which is interoperability features, opening their API’s to allow consumers to use their services in creative and innovative ways. This opens the possibility to create orchestrated services that provides learning experiences that were not possible before. This also changes the paradigm from a monolithic architectural approach of education environments to a flexible, distributed and heterogeneous architectural setting for education environments, which is the aim of cloud education (learning and teaching) environments. This also maximizes innovation possibilities, allowing interoperability of the best and most appropriate cloud services based on learning needs, freeing up from a vendor specific approaches and limits, transforming the cloud education environment into a digital educational ecosystem of services and resources available for the practitioners, in contrast to a large amount of software services that are difficult to manage and organize for a learning setting. More in the cloud computing page. roc Sep 2, 2013 [Editor -- Good suggestion! We'll make this change.]
    P2P on-line assessment and grading / Technology-Enhanced Assessment and Feedback Christian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013) provides a double benefit to education. On one hand, this is the only scalable way to provide feedback to non-quiz activities in massive learning communities. On the other hand, the fact of grading the peers' work may help you understand and internalize what you have to learn, thus it enriches the graders own learning. Sergio Aug 1, 2013 it is really key to modern education (formal education, life-long learning and vocational training) for support learning in classroom, blended settings and but also online learning; also feedback is very importantChristian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013 I'd agree that a general update on what assessment looks like is shifting and could be important in this report. kstubbs Aug 28, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013 Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013 Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013agree on the value of peer to peer assessment, also a need to improve tools and techniques for assessment of non text media, video audio material in a STEM context
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    Peer learning (or peer instruction) technologically supported - Peer learning (http://mazur.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=685) is a powerful and proved method that may be fostered and raised to a superior level by using widely accessible technological resourcesUriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 I fully agreea dn support that peer learning and training (group activities) is very imporatant Christian.Guetl Aug 25,
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    The Maker Movement - One of the most disruptive trends right now is the “maker movement” - a movement that believes learning happens through the act of creating. From rapid prototyping with 3D printers, to building simple circuits and robots - “making” is now more affordable and accessible than ever. Bringing “Making” into education addresses STEM and CREATIVITY skills that many educators and policy makers consider most important to be productive in the 21st century. Here's a link to Maker Media http://makermedia.com/ and an upcoming Makers Faire in NYC. Here's a video that captures the concept of a Makers Faire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD_JpGgUFQQ kstubbs Aug 28, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013
    Assessment - I'd also argue that there's a significant shift in assessment - something to add to this exploration of STEM+. Partially driven by CCSS, partially by mobile devices and increased personalization of learning, partially influenced by digital content and educational games... I think that we're experiencing a shift in how we think about assessing student learning and how we are going about doing it. Because technology is a key driver in these changes, I think it should be part of the conversation. kstubbs Aug 30, 2013
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    Collaboration is an EXTREMELY important aspect of the STEMx professional world (esp. international collaboration). Aren't there some new technologies that students can use for collaboration? jim.vanides Aug 31, 2013
    Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013Technologies to support collaboration are there but it's a matter of assembling a stable accessible suite for student use. We have an Open Design Studio environment that provides for students commenting on each others work in a controlled environment and planning it's evolution into an Open Engineering workspace with shared access to design tools for eng proj development. Challenge is in putting tools together so that they operate robustly and seamlessly with LMS/VLE backbone.
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    Is Google Glass in a domain of its own...similar to the iPad? Would this be a topic? [[user:michael.lambert|13781179* Open Data. Check the explanation at http://blogs.plos.org/scied/2013/07/08/open-data-for-science-education/ marina.vicario Sep 3, 2013
    Combined with Existing RQ1 Topics
    Cloud based services and resources. Move from the term "cloud computing" to "cloud services and resources." This will impact directly into the educational field: The cloud-based services are constantly evolving, many of the so called cloud services, traditionally known as Web 2.0 services because of their innovative features, have added an important element into the cloud landscape, which is interoperability features, opening their API’s to allow consumers to use their services in creative and innovative ways. This opens the possibility to create orchestrated services that provides learning experiences that were not possible before. This also changes the paradigm from a monolithic architectural approach of education environments to a flexible, distributed and heterogeneous architectural setting for education environments, which is the aim of cloud education (learning and teaching) environments. This also maximizes innovation possibilities, allowing interoperability of the best and most appropriate cloud services based on learning needs, freeing up from a vendor specific approaches and limits, transforming the cloud education environment into a digital educational ecosystem of services and resources available for the practitioners, in contrast to a large amount of software services that are difficult to manage and organize for a learning setting. More in the cloud computing page. roc Sep 2, 2013 [Editor -- Good suggestion! We'll make this change.]
    Moved to RQ3 - Trends
    The role of computational tools in science and engineering learning is increasing. The intersection of computation and science - I'm not sure what the formal name for this should be. This isn't just programming for computer scientists, but also biologists, physicists and medical researchers as well.klopfer Aug 21, 2013 I think Klopfer refers to what is called Biomedical Informatics & Computational Biology Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 23, 2013 [Ed. - Moved to RQ3-Trends]
    Moved to RQ4 - Challenges
    There is an unmet need for technologically supported peer learning (or peer instruction) - Peer learning (http://mazur.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=685) is a powerful and proved method that may be fostered and raised to a superior level by using widely accessible technological resourcesUriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 I fully agree and support that peer learning and training (group activities) is very important Christian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013. [Ed. This is clearly an effective and interesting pedagogical practice, but is it a technology or set of technologies that exists now? Moved to Challenges and reframed as a call to make this happen.]
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    Practice-oriented Massive Online and Open Courses (pMOOC). MOOCs are currently being developed in all kind of disciplines, from Sociology, to Mathematics or Engineering. As a support to the practice-oriented learning experience, the computer science MOOCs usually provide programming environments where students can practice what they learnt in the theory. However, although the use of remote laboratories is becoming more usual everyday in traditional online engineering education, engineering MOOCs are lacking of providing tools to experiment with real equipment. The benefits of electronics laboratory practices are widely known for professionals and necessary for any person who seeks for a broad comprehension of the real-time performance beyond the ideal modelling. Therefore, when designing any electronics course, the laboratory practices are one of the pillars on which the learning is established. Current MOOCs do not include remote laboratories mainly because of its massive component. As remote laboratories are physical objects cannot be scaled easily to provide service to thousand of students, from around the world and with different time zones, in a course. Thus, a significant challenge exists in developing courses where experimentation plays an important role. One of the major challenges is the provision of laboratory work online along with the theoretical contents. MIT has launched a pMOOC where an iLab-based remote lab is being used (http://catalyst-academy.org/course/remote-labs/). UNED has launched a VISIR-based pMOOC where 16 students can access an electronics remote lab simultaneously (https://unedcoma.es/course/bases-de-circuitos-y-electronica-practica/). Sergio Aug 1, 2013Uriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Sep 3, 2013 sros Sep 2, 2013 I'd agree - here's a recent article to support this point http://thejournal.com/Articles/2013/09/02/Get-Ready-MOOCs-Are-Coming-to-K-12.aspx?Page=1 kstubbs Aug 28, 2013 mohamed.jemni Sep 2, 2013Holly.Lu Sep 3, 2013
    The intersection of computation and science - I'm not sure what the formal name for this should be, but the role of computational tools in science and engineering learning is increasing. This isn't just programming for computer scientists, but also biologists, physicists and medical researchers as well.klopfer Aug 21, 2013 I think Klopfer refers to what is called Biomedical informatics & Computational Biology Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 23, 2013
    Peer learning (or peer instruction) technologically supported - Peer learning (http://mazur.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=685) is a powerful and proved method that may be fostered and raised to a superior level by using widely accessible technological resourcesUriel.Cukierman Aug 24, 2013 I fully agreea dn support that peer learning and training (group activities) is very imporatant Christian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013
    Immersive Learning Environment is a more general term rather than virtual worlds and would fit better for stem learning and training; it is also suggested to add virtual reality / mixed reality (includes Googl glasses) Christian.Guetl Aug 25, 2013
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    Keith.Williams Sep 2, 2013ALL of the above delivered on line in a design led engineering programme would be on my wishlist
    Is Google Glass in a domain of its own...similar to the iPad? Would this be a topic? [[user:michael.lambert|13781179* Open Data. Check the explanation at http://blogs.plos.org/scied/2013/07/08/open-data-for-science-education/ marina.vicario Sep 3, 2013
    Combined with Existing RQ1 Topics
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    The role of computational tools in science and engineering learning is increasing. The intersection of computation and science - I'm not sure what the formal name for this should be. This isn't just programming for computer scientists, but also biologists, physicists and medical researchers as well.klopfer Aug 21, 2013 I think Klopfer refers to what is called Biomedical Informatics & Computational Biology Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 23, 2013 [Ed. - Moved to RQ3-Trends]
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    Google Sketch-up as well as other graphic software becomes 'alive' and is no longer the innate object on a screen. Somewhat like one's writing when it finds an audience. michael.lambert Aug 31, 2013
    Access to low-cost 3D printing offers an exciting way to attract students of all ages to become interested in STEM.amichaelberman Sep 2, 2013
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