Welcome to SCOPE 2009

The SCOPE Project is supported by a Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Phase I Grant from the National Science Foundation. It is a collaborative venture between the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, OER Commons, The San Diego Supercomputing Center Educational Program, and the Center for Science Education at Emory University.

Follow [this link] for introductory information about the workshop.

Use the navigation buttons on the top of this page for additional information.

The material below includes blog posts related to the workshop.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Sam Donovan [sdonovan (at) pitt.edu]

Add a New Post to the Tools and Resources Category

Posted by on Jan 07 2009 | Tools and Resources

This will help you understand the difference between posts and comments. Be sure to check the “Tools and Resources” category when you write your post. That way everyone can quickly collect and view all the resources

Please provide a brief description of the resource so everyone knows why you shared it.

Extra Credit: Put a comment on someone else’s post  providing a bit of feedback on what they shared.

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Add a Comment with a Resource

Posted by on Jan 07 2009 | Tools and Resources

To test your login, get you oriented to blogs, and collect some resources please add a comment to this post listing a resource that you think others would be interested in learning about

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Here is a great resource for my project

Posted by on Jan 07 2009 | Test Project Material

Make sure to check out Many Eyes. It is an online collaborative data visualization tool.

http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/

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New NSF Report on “Cyberlearning”

Posted by on Oct 09 2008 | Tools and Resources

The NSF recently released a report titled, “Fostering Learning in the Networked World: The Cyberlearning Opportunity and Challenge”. It is very broad and frames an agenda for STEM education with sections like:

  • Strategies for building a cyberlearning infrastructure
  • Opportunities for action
  • Recommendations: NSDL and ITEST programs

They define cyberlearning as, “learning that is mediated by networked computing and communications technologies. ”

I think there are some real parallels with the kinds of teaching and learning we are trying to foster with the SCOPE project. More on that later.

You can view/download the NSF report here: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08204/index.jsp

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Meeting Location

Posted by on Oct 08 2008 | Workshop Info

The meeting will take place in Rm 102 of Emerson Hall on the Emory University campus.

This is a link to a customized Google map showing Emerson Hall, parking and construction in the area. [map]

The travel page of this workshop also has some maps of campus and local lodging. [travel page]

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Projects from SCOPE 2008 at the San Diego Supercomputing Center

Posted by on Oct 06 2008 | Projects 2008

Here are links to participant projects from the first SCOPE Workshop. As you will see some of them are more fully developed than others but several of them have continued to develop over time.

  1. Evaluating Collaboratory Processes
  2. Big bottoms and skinny back ends: Providing resources to support online collaboration
  3. Molecular Forensics: Adapting a case for two differnt course levels
  4. SNPing Lactose
  5. Bird flu resources
  6. Pollen
  7. RAGIN’ Leptin: A problem space on factors involved in energy homeostasis
  8. Only Dopes Smoke Rope

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What is the SCOPE Project?

Posted by on Oct 06 2008 | Workshop Info

The SCOPE Project is a chance for faculty to explore ways that E-science data and tools, Open Education Resources and Web 2.0 technologies can be used to in undergraduate biology education. You can read a brief project description on the NSF web site.

SCOPE stands for Science Collaboratory: Open Participatory Learning Infrastructure for Education. The idea of an Open Participatory Learning Infrastructure was adapted from a report titled, “A Review of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement: Achievements, Challenges, and New Opportunities” which you can read here [1.8MB PDF].

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Please join us in Atlanta for a SCOPE Project workshop

Posted by on Oct 06 2008 | Workshop Info

The second SCOPE Project workshop will be held at the Emory College Center for Science Education from January 7-9, 2009. Applications should be submitted by Monday, November 3rd. Follow this link for more information about applying.

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PROJECT PARTNERS

OER Commons Pittsburgh School of Education
Emory CSE

SUPPORTED BY:

NSF