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HP Catalyst - SloanC (Multi-versity)

Implementing Virtual Laboratories and Online Learning for STEM+ Education

Proposal Overview

Catalyst Initiative: Multi-Versity

Project Coodinator

, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Project Summary

In the proposed project, Fisk University plans to introduce online teaching technologies, including virtual labs, web-based computer simulations, webinars, audio and video lectures into Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science courses. We plan to collaborate with other HP Catalyst Multi-Versity Consortium members, including Northwestern University, Western Washington University, National University and Renmin University (China) to share online teaching experiences and resources. HP tablets, web cameras, servers and other equipment will be used to achieve the proposed objectives.

Number of Students Impacted

500

Number of Marginalized Students Impacted

500 (almost all our students are underrepresented students)

Description of Students Impacted

The project will directly impact students who take MATH100 (Intermediate Algebra) course. It will also impact STEM students who take General Chemistry 103 and 104 laboratory courses. Students in Computer Science who take Computer Networks, Database Management, Operating Systems, and Theory of Computing will also be impacted. The web-based network and automata simulators can also be used by students in other institutions. Eight three percent (83%) of Fisk students are African Americans and fourteen percent (14%) are international students from Africa.

Innovation Details

In the proposed project, Fisk University plans to introduce online teaching technologies, including virtual labs, web-based computer simulations, webinars, audio and video lectures into Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science courses. We plan to collaborate with other HP Catalyst Multi-Versity Consortium members, including Northwestern University, Western Washington University, National University and Renmin University (China) to share online teaching experiences and resources. HP tablets, web cameras, servers and other equipment will be used to achieve the proposed objectives.

Research Team