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to learn what works

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Neil T. Heffernan III at WPI

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[ncsm-members] New NSF grant to help math researchers conduct controlled experiments
to learn what works

Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:56 PM
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) would like to announce a new round of
funding from the National Science Foundation to help researchers who have
ideas to improve K-12 education. WPI has been running the ASSISTments
platform for eight years, which currently has 50,000 students that using it
as part of their classroom as well as for homework. UIC?s Jim Pellegrino is
in charge of the advisory board helping guide the selection of studies.

Researchers from a ten universities, including Harvard, Berkeley,
Vanderbilt, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Notre Dame, and
University of Illinois-Chicago, have partnered with WPI to conduct studies
using ASSISTments. Now it is time to get you involved!

If you are interested to learn more, there is a webinar on Monday July 28th
at 12:00 noon eastern time zone: Our goal is to help
researchers from across the country in conducting studies suitable for
publication in peer-reviewed journals. At the webinar, researchers from
UIC, Stanford and WPI will explain how they have done studies in the

ASSISTments is, and will always be, a free public service of WPI. Please
sign up to learn more how you, your post docs and graduate student can take
advantage of this valuable service.

If you cannot attend the Monday webinar but wish to view it - sign up and
we will send it to you.


Professor Neil Heffernan
P.S. Researchers interested in this might want to look at UIC and WPI for
tenure track jobs: while the schools have not announced yet officially, the
co-directors (UIC <> and WPI
<>) hope to hire new faculty in

Neil T. Heffernan. Professor
Department of Computer Science
Co-Director of the Learning Sciences and Technologies PhD Program
100 Institute Road
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 01609

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