Collaborative Networked Virtual Experiences for Nanotechnology Education (CONVENE)

J. Thomas (PI), J. Cho, Z. Lei & Si Jung Kim
The goal of this research is to develop a new discussion-based interactive learning strategy for undergraduate nanotechnology education called, the Collaborative Networked Virtual Experiences for Nanotechnology Education (CONVENE). It is to transform traditional lecture-intensive teaching method to more interesting interactive learning and the rationale behind the approach is that, in a nanotechnology class, discussions based on virtual experiments using nano devices help students better understand the principles of nanotechnology. The CONVENE wil address the challenges of explaining critical concepts and the working of nanosystems and devices to students in the classroom setting (and beyond) in a highly dynamic and interactive manner.
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