Enhancing STEM classes using weave: A collaborative web-based visualization environment

Alexander Baumann*, Safi Shams, Matthew Ross, William Mass, Georges Grinstein

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Learning within a STEM classroom environment can be greatly enhanced by engaging the students in real-world datasets. This provides the opportunity to go beyond textbook examples that are often only marginally close to those students will see in their future careers. The Weave (WEb-based Analysis and Visualization Environment) developed at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell allows collaborative data visualization in a web browser that is highly applicable to STEM classrooms. Larger and more field appropriate datasets can be loaded into the system, hypotheses can be made and confirmed, and students can collaboratively work together. This paper discusses the ways in which Weave could be used in the STEM classroom to foster learning.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication2011 Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2011
Pages2A.1-2A.4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2011 - Ewing, NJ, United States
Duration: 2 Apr 20112 Apr 2011

Publication series

Name2011 Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2011

Conference

Conference2011 Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityEwing, NJ
Period2/04/112/04/11

Keywords

  • Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW)
  • Data visualization
  • Web technologies

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