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Building a Dynamic Resource Gateway on the Web: The HUNSTEM Learning Community PROCEEDINGS

, University of Houston-Downtown, United States ; , Texas A&M University, United States ; , , University of Houston-Downtown, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

HUNSTEM (Houston Urban Network for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a technology-based project that is rooted in a solid theoretical framework. Visualization tools, constructivism, informal science education, and project-based learning form the foundation of this interactive network that will provide a new way of thinking and understanding. Furthermore, it is guided by the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. HUNSTEM has three main missions, to serve as a resource gateway for STEM-related activities and resources, to build a Learning Community (LC) centered on Project-Based Learning (PBL) in STEM, and to serve as a proactive liaison for urban resource collaborations in STEM. This paper focuses on the design and implementation of HUNSTEM as a resource gateway.

Citation

Hoge, B., Slough, S., Spears, L. & Aoki, J. (2008). Building a Dynamic Resource Gateway on the Web: The HUNSTEM Learning Community. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 4706-4713). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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