RD: SAVE Science Science: Situated Assessment Using Virtuial Environments for Science Content

Project: Research project

Project Details


The principal investigator for this sub-contract, Dr. Brian C Nelson, holds a 9-month faculty appointment as an Associate Professor at Arizona State University. He will contribute to SAVE Science expertise in the design, development, and evaluation of educational virtual worlds and embedded assessment methods. The primary task of the ASU sub-contract will be to work with the University of Maryland and Temple University teams in designing a series of virtual worldbased science assessment modules. Dr. Nelson, along with three graduate student research assistants, will develop virtual world assessment modules based on curriculum designs created by the UMD and Temple teams. In addition, the ASU team will implement a series of studies with undergraduate students at ASU to investigate a variety of theory-based design approaches to creating the virtual world-based modules. Finally, Dr. Nelson and his research assistants will collaborate on data cleaning and analysis, and on journal publications, book chapters, and conference presentations.
Effective start/end date9/1/118/31/15


  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $471,866.00


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