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September 08, 2020

Using CyberBook to Build an Effective Online STEM Learning Environment

Dr. Noburo Matsuda, associate professor of computer science in the NC State Department of Computer Science, has been awarded $386,884 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “Cyberinfrastructures for Robust Learning of Interconnected Knowledge.”


The award will run from July 15, 2020 to June 30, 2023. 


AbstractWe propose to develop learning-engineering methods to efficiently build an effective online STEM learning environment, in the form of adaptive online courseware called CyberBook, to promote robust mathematics learning with understanding. The proposed CyberBook is a combination of traditional online courseware (that promotes conceptual understanding) and intelligent tutoring systems (that support guided learning-by-doing). We hypothesize that these two well-established technologies can be combined by identifying the shared latent learning constructs, i.e., skills and concepts to be learned. We further hypothesize that the resulting cyberlearning space will promote synergetic learning that, by definition, will fertilize the desired proficiency.



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