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View Resource The Computer Assisted Performance Assessment (CAPA) Project

Performance assessments, which go beyond the memorization and snap responses required by multiple-choice questions, and closely resemble the challenges offered by the workplace, are widely recognized as the preferred way to assess students? understanding and skills, particularly in technical areas. They offer students problems with open-ended questions, multiple steps to a solution, and often m...

View Resource Electron Technologies: Modeling Pico Worlds for New Careers

This project, from the Concord Consortium, is "working with Parkland College, and four ATE Centers (NANO-LINK, BIO-LINK, MATEC, and OP-TEC) to develop approximately 16 field-tested interactive computer-based learning units addressing core content and technical applications such as nanotechnology, photonics, electronics, materials science, biotechnology, and chemical engineering. In addition, the...

View Resource ALICE

Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing and for teaching problem solving and sequencing skills. This downloadable software offers an innovative 3-D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the Web. It uses 3-D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less...

View Resource eSyst: Tools for Electronics Education

This project is developing the concept that technician education in electronics should be systems-based rather than component-based. It is developing curriculum that reflects this change in the way technicians interact with electronics. The project is: 1. Revising curricular materials and six courses, creating new materials for instructors, developing new materials for student learning and...

View Resource Using a Web-based GIS to Teach Problem-based Science in High School and College

Foothill College has partnered with San Jose State University to bring web mapping technology to the high school and college classroom. The project consists of two parts. In the first part, Foothill and San Jose State University have teamed up to offer classes on building and maintaining Web based Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Web-based GIS such as Google Maps, MapQuest and Yahoo Maps...

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