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#a #I National Academy of: Engineering Workshop on IniFor~nation Technology Based Educational Materials Sa - ~~" ~ `! ~' ~~e e - - ~L~ ^~^ ~ '^ X AL CAL `~ C. Sidney Burrus, Chair Maxfield and Oshman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dean George E. Brown School of Engineering Rice University Donald Falkenburg Director Greenfield Coalition for New Manufacturing Education at Wayne State University David Auston President KavIi Institute Michael Koh~hase Adjunct Associate Professor School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University M.S. Vijay Kumar Assistant Provost and Director of Academic Computing Massachusetts Institute of Technology e JPro eet Sconces Wm. A. Wulf President National Academy of Engineering Inwled Workshop Participants Harold (Hal) Abelson Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alice M. Agogino Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Chair of Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley 35

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36 Marietta Baba Dean and Professor College of Social Science Michigan State University John Bailey Director of Technology U.S. Department of Education Richard G. Baraniuk Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Rice University Mariann D. Banfield Webmaster Program and Policy Studies Services Of flee of the Under Secretary U.S. Department of Education Karen Billings Vice President Education Division Software & Tnformation Industry Association (STTA) Robert Black Deputy Director and Publications and Marketing Manager American Society for Engineering Education Sheri Brodeur University Programs Manager Hewlett-Packard Company IT-Based Educational Materials: Workshop Report W* ~ ~ * ~ neater or `s ~Q~ 'B:~anlts cord ~ ~ 3~ Ann Q. Gates Associate Professor Department of Computer Science University of Texas at E} Paso Kurt Gramoll Robert Hughes Centennial Professor of Engineering Director of the Engineering Media Laboratory University of Oklahoma Joseph Hardin Deputy Director of the Media Union and Director of Systems Development and Operations School of Tnformation University of Michigan Frank Huband Executive Director American Society for Engineering Education Christopher Israel Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy U.S. Department of Commerce Bruce M. Kramer Division Director Division of Engineering Education and Centers National Science Foundation

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Workshop Roster InmIe~] Workshop Participants (continued) Herbert Levitan Section Head Education and Human Resources/Division of Undergraduate Education National Science Foundation James H. McClellan Byers Professor in Digital Signal Processing Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Georgia Institute of Technology Jack McGourty Associate Dean of Institutional Research Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Columbia University William C. Salmon S ecretary/Treasurer Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences NAE Staff Matthew Caia, Senior Project Assistant Lance Davis, Executive Officer Katharine Gramling, Research Associate Patricia Mead, Senior Program Officer Proctor Reid, Associate Director, Program Office 37 Joe} Smith Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer Computing Services Carnegie Mellon University Edward C.T. Walker Chief Executive Officer TMS Global Learning Consortium, Tnc. Jack M. Wilson Chief Executive Officer UMassOnline Robert A. Wisher Director of the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative U.S. Army Research Institute

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infrastructure that supports community exploration of diverse components and processes of the IT-enabled educational experience. The laboratory would also enable research that meets the highest standards of scientific exploration, thereby supporting evidence-basec3 advancements in the reform of STEM education. One moclel for this laboratory might be the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a national laboratory where scientists examine basic questions about the smallest builcling blocks of matter. Like the Fermilab, the IT laboratory would bring together outstanding scholars from many disciplines to study funciamental academic questions in IT- enabled STEM education: (~) the fundamental processes of learning with IT; and (~) achieving sustainable IT-based education in a STEM-relevant social environment. The laboratory, which would exist in both virtual and physical space, would bring together distributed research on education, learning, and technology; and it would establish a virtual commons for diverse initiatives (e.g., OKI, TMS/SCORM, cligital libraries, iUniversity, Connexions, and Sooner City Project) and link the efforts of pioneering developers and practitioners. Functioning as a test-bed and proving ground, the laboratory would bridge the gaps between research, standards initiatives, and the implementation of products. The laboratory would also facilitate data collection and scalability and encourage the adoption of standards-basec! learning resources through examples and demonstrations. The laboratory would provide a mechanism for sharing experiences and would support the development of quality educational resources. It wouIc3 enable the identification of exemplary tools and processes and establish a beginning basis for interoperability. A detailed organizational structure and work plan should be developer} for the laboratory before the laboratory is established. The organizational champion should be responsible for planning and implementing activities teaching to the 38