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Title:The Inquiry Page: Collaborative Technology into Practice
Author(s):Comstock, Sharon; Bruce, Bertram C.; Harnisch, Delwyn
Technology-enhanced learning
Inquiry Page
inquiry-based learning
online collaborative tools
Science education
Abstract:This session trains teachers and learners in the Inquiry Page, a free, web-based, knowledge-building tool that facilitates and fosters real-world application of inquiry-based learning across subject areas ( By creating "Inquiry Units", teachers and learners collaboratively engage in the inquiry path, building new knowledge as well as a resource for other teachers and learners. By offering a flexible structure, a-synchronous community-building occurs with teachers/learners being able to draw upon and share their own applications of inquiry-based teaching. The Inquiry Page is collaborating with the NSF's EdGrid GK-12 Fellows Program*, where scientist-fellows and K-12 teachers partner to integrate the use of computer-based modeling, scientific visualization, and informatics in science and mathematics education. GK-12 is one example where the Inquiry Page becomes a "portal", facilitating communication, inquiry-based teaching, and professional development. *The EdGrid GK-12 Fellowship Program supports annual teaching fellowships for graduate student scientists from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is administered by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
Issue Date:2003-06
Publisher:Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Citation Info:Comstock, Sharon L.; Bruce, Bertram C.; & Harnisch, Delwyn (2003). The Inquiry Page: Collaborative technology into practice. In Caroline Crawford, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber, & Dee Anna Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 2376-2378). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Genre:Book Chapter
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-07-08

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