Friday, June 28, 2013

Using superheroes to teach science

Superpowers have their limits too
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Science educator Joy Lin developed five interesting physics lessons that use different superhero powers as case studies. What about super-speed and friction? Does super-strength help you save a person falling from a tall building? Is immortality desirable?

Find all the super-power lessons and videos here.

As an example, below is the video about super-speed.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Collaboratively generating or critiquing Knowledge Integration Maps to learn about human evolution

My CSCL 2013 conference presentation discusses findings from a design-based research study that compared generating or critiquing discipline-specific concept maps (Knowledge Integration Maps (KIM) to facilitate integration of ideas about human evolution.

Empirical study of design for learning

How do interdisciplinary teams of educational designers collaboratively design blended learning environments? My short presentation includes first observations from an empirical study of educational designers working on revising an university-level course.