Development and Assessment of Mobile Device Instruction in STEM Education at K-21 Level

Awarded Grant: $10,000

Principal Investigator:

Katharina Dittmar, University at Buffalo

This proposal builds on an ongoing NSF Cyber-Infrastructure project, which seeks to develop a cloud-deployed, scalable, virtual tool for the instruction of theory and practice of population genetics in K-21 settings. We pursue two aims by expanding this tool to mobile devices: Aim 1) Technology Development, and Aim 2) Strategic Assessment. One outcome from this project will be a stand-alone app (Google Android and Apple IOS platforms) that will further expand flexibility of course completion for undergraduate students at UB, SUNY, and other institutions across the country. The other outcome will be the systematic assessment of the pedagogic/educational effectiveness of mobile device instruction in STEM education through controlled qualitative and quantitative research on a large scale.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Bina Ramamurthy, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo
Jessica Poulin, Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo

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