Program: The goal of this National Science Foundation program is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that address the use of large data sets to create actionable knowledge for improving STEM teaching and learning environments (formal and informal) in the medium term, and to revolutionize learning in the longer term. These approaches will involve the work of learning scientists, STEM disciplinary experts, computer scientists, statisticians, database experts and educational researchers who design and study learning environments. Among the potential benefits of integrating approaches from these disciplines are improving student learning and engagement, optimizing personalized instruction, and supporting rapid decision making to help educators respond more effectively to the learning needs of individuals and groups of learners in multiple settings.
Deadlines: August 19, 2013 for preliminary proposals and December 9, 2013 for full proposals.
For more information, go to: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13565/nsf13565.htm