Engaging Middle School Students in Student-directed Inquiry through Virtual Environments for Learning

This project is developing five web-based modules for middle school science that engage students in student-directed inquiry and provide teachers with professional development in facilitating this inquiry. These modules immerse students in virtual environments for learning (VELs) where they take on the role of scientists engaged in a complex task. The virtual settings presented in the VELs support students in designing and carrying out their own investigations.

Lead Organization(s): 
Award Number: 
0628264
Funding Period: 
September 1, 2006 to August 31, 2010

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