This web portal is a repository for a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project under the Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program (DUE-0837138). The program is currently known as Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science (TUES). The project is Universal Environment for Delivering Remote-Laboratories within the STEM Disciplines. It started in June 2009 and lasted three years.
The advent of the computer and technology has not drastically changed how teachers teach and students learn, and this is much truer for the laboratory courses within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Technological tools are still being used primarily to assist the traditional form of laboratory delivery. In order to provide engaging and effective laboratory courses, there needs to be a major shift towards the effective use of computers and other emerging technologies
The investigator is collaborating with an educational psychologist and a pedagogical design expert to design and develop a universal internet accessible remote laboratory environment where students can proceed at their own pace with more flexibility.