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Partnership to Stimulate High School Student Interest in Engineering

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with the Long Beach Unified School District to develop an engineering virtual internship for high school students in California. The virtual internship will be offered in two courses this summer for students participating in the district’s Linked Learning program,...
In: Field Notes
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MOOCs and Academic Labor

In a recent CNN Opinion piece, Ashbury University professor David Wheeler argues that college professors are facing extinction due to the rising popularity of online college classes. He claims that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) help universities cut costs by reducing the need for instructors. But the short term...
In: Feature
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How Computer Games Help People Learn

David Williamson Shaffer’s talk, “How Computer Games Help People Learn” (Stockholm, September 2013), discusses the problems of modern education and how technology can be used to improve learning.
In: Field Notes
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Anti-MOOCS: The Design of MACROSIMs

David Williamson Shaffer’s talk, “Anti-MOOCS: The design of MACROSIMs (Massively Adaptive Complex Realistic Online Simulations with Integrated Mentoring)” (Stockholm, September 2013), discusses what’s wrong with the MOOC model and how MACROSIMs offer a better alternative, with an in-depth look at Nephrotex.
In: Feature Nephrotex
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New Course Helps Engineering Students Become Student Engineers

The flexibility of online classes is emphasized in a recent article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel showcasing our simulation-based engineering course. And while the course allows students to learn anywhere, anytime, it also help them develop the ability to collaborate with others to solve problems. MACROSIMs go beyond the...
In: In the News
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