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Our Vision

Cultivate a holistic, inclusive, and culturally responsive environment for learning, professional, and personal growth – a diverse scholarly family, in which each member’s needs are met. What we do when we meet: Check in and share progress on individual goals and challenges as well as team initiatives Read and discuss readings on a range of […]

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Interdisciplinary Course Design

Why We Explore This Topic Developing high-quality educational software is a complex task, and typically requires a team of professionals with diverse expertise, including software engineering (SE), software development (SD), instructional design (ID), user experience design (UX), computer graphics (CG), and other specialists, based on goals and complexity of the design. While each discipline has […]

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Transdisciplinary Studies in Technologies

Project Title Evaluation of the Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology Program at Purdue Polytechnic About This Research Project The Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology Program is a state-of-the-art program that involves use of combinations of educational approaches, including competency-based education, transdisciplinary education, active learning, and project-based learning. The goal of the current project is to provide program […]

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Interdisciplinarity in Education

Why Interdisciplinarity in Higher Ed? Interdisciplinary education can help students develop 21st century skills, and a wide range of cross-cutting professional skills. It enables students to look at the world through multiple lenses; synthesize disciplines to better understand phenomena; identify and connect interdependencies among disciplines or topics; and understand larger systems in which individual disciplines […]

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Educational Software Design (EDCI 627)

What the Course is About In this hands-on course, you will work in interdisciplinary teams to design and prototype educational software to be used in a K-12, higher education, or work/community setting by real clients. You will learn the processes and terminology used by specialists from different disciplines to design and develop software, collaborate with […]

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Ideation & Writing

Every other week, we meet as a group of peer writers and reviewers to provide each other support for our writing projects through formal and informal ideation, peer critiques, or just encouragement. There are many different types of writing circles or writing groups based on location, style of writing, or format. Current Projects: Design Case […]

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Competencies in ID and EdTech

Project Title Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Instructional Designers and Educational Technologists About This Research Project We are exploring competencies needed on the job for professionals working as an instructional designer, educational technologist, technology integration coach/specialist, or related roles. Mixed methods exploratory research Research Threads Roles of instructional designers and educational technologists across settings Lifelong […]

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Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education

Project Title Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education: Administrator and Faculty Perspectives About This Research Project The study explores aspects and challenges of interdisciplinary program design, and how they align with considerations at each level of the university, including the institutional and college/department and program levels.  Methodology Exploratory mixed-methods study

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Computing Competencies

About This Research Project As part of an ongoing series of studies, our team has explored competencies (skills, knowledge, and attitudes or dispositions) needed by computing professionals, and professionals’ views on computing education and life-long learning. This line of research has pointed to the importance of balancing foundational theory with applied skills and the ability […]