Supported by a $100,000 grant from Google, UF researchers and Broward County Public Schools are launching a professional development program that focuses on providing teachers with strategies and resources to expand access to computer science for students with disabilities.
Rob Moore, assistant professor of educational technology and the director of the IDEATE Lab, recently received a Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant to examine learners’ intentions to complete the first MOOC in a mesocredential program.
New funding aims to expand inclusion in teacher preparation. UKG, one of the world’s leading human capital management cloud companies and a Reboot Representation Tech Coalition senior executive member, has granted $200,000 to UF to create a pipeline of opportunities designed to bring more Black, Latina and Native American women into K-12 computer science (CS) education.
Camp DIALOGS, an NSF-funded project aimed at making artificial intelligence and computer science more accessible, is a joint effort between UF’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and College of Education and aligns with the university’s integrated approach to AI.
Abstract Digital sandbox games such as Minecraft can be used to assess and support creativity. Doing so, however, requires an understanding of what is deemed creative in this game context. One approach is to understand how Minecrafters describe creativity in their...
Teacher strategies to use virtual learning environments to facilitate algebra learning during school closures
Abstract After nationwide school closures due to COVID-19, virtual learning environments (VLE) have seen tremendous increase in usage. The current study identified teacher activities for orchestration using an Algebra VLE during school closures, and whether these...
Promoting Interdisciplinary Integration of Cybersecurity Knowledge, Skills and Career Awareness in Preservice Teacher Education
Abstract K-12 teachers and students are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks and mostly ill-prepared to deal with them. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased these risks because of the reliance on digital technology in education and increased free time young...