Building a Dynamic Resource Gateway on the Web: The HUNSTEM Learning Community
Bradley Hoge, University of Houston-Downtown, United States ; Scott Slough, Texas A&M University, United States ; Larry Spears, Jon Aoki, University of Houston-Downtown, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
HUNSTEM (Houston Urban Network for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a technology-based project that is rooted in a solid theoretical framework. Visualization tools, constructivism, informal science education, and project-based learning form the foundation of this interactive network that will provide a new way of thinking and understanding. Furthermore, it is guided by the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. HUNSTEM has three main missions, to serve as a resource gateway for STEM-related activities and resources, to build a Learning Community (LC) centered on Project-Based Learning (PBL) in STEM, and to serve as a proactive liaison for urban resource collaborations in STEM. This paper focuses on the design and implementation of HUNSTEM as a resource gateway.
Hoge, B., Slough, S., Spears, L. & Aoki, J. (2008). Building a Dynamic Resource Gateway on the Web: The HUNSTEM Learning Community. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4706-4713). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).