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dc.contributor.authorSanders, Nathan Edward
dc.contributor.authorFaesi, Christopher Michael
dc.contributor.authorGoodman, Alyssa
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-18T18:22:36Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSanders, Nathan E., Chris Faesi, and Alyssa A. Goodman. 2014. “A New Approach to Developing Interactive Software Modules Through Graduate Education.” Journal of Science Education and Technology 23 (3) (June): 431–440.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1573-1839en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12336377
dc.description.abstractEducational technology has attained significant importance as a mechanism for supporting experiential learning of science concepts. However, the growth of this mechanism is limited by the significant time and technical expertise needed to develop such products, particularly in specialized fields of science. We sought to test whether interactive, educational, online software modules can be developed effectively by students as a curriculum component of an advanced science course. We discuss a set of 15 such modules developed by Harvard University graduate students to demonstrate various concepts related to astronomy and physics. Their successful development of these modules demonstrates that online software tools for education and outreach on specialized topics can be produced while simultaneously fulfilling project-based learning objectives. We describe a set of technologies suitable for module development and present in detail four examples of modules developed by the students. We offer recommendations for incorporating educational software development within a graduate curriculum and conclude by discussing the relevance of this novel approach to new online learning environments like edX.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAstronomyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1007/s10956-013-9474-4en_US
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dc.titleA New Approach to Developing Interactive Software Modules Through Graduate Educationen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Science Education and Technologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorGoodman, Alyssa
dc.date.available2014-06-18T18:22:36Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10956-013-9474-4*
workflow.legacycommentsFAR 2014en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedFaesi, Christopher
dash.contributor.affiliatedGoodman, Alyssa
dash.contributor.affiliatedSanders, Nathan Edward


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