Zoom In Advisory Board Meeting

ODI staff and alumni, including co-founders Ruth Krumhansl and Kim Kastens, participated in an Advisory Board meeting for the Zoom in to Science (ZiSci) project (on April 27, at EDC’s CCT office in NY, NY). This work builds on the very successful Zoom In to History project, which provides a highly interactive, scaffolded, Web-based learning experience for high school students that integrates history content with writing skills. The ZiSci team is integrating tools from the Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP) into the Zoom In platform to study whether it can also be used to help foster inquiry skills and analytical thinking with authentic scientific data. At the meeting, the group identified a critical need to focus on topics for which there are compelling and relevant data-driven storylines; and throughout these storylines, support users' own inquiry and discovery through interactions with and reasoning about the data.

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