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Profs. Fu and Tate receive NSF grant for innovative computer science education project

Prof. Lixin Fu and Prof. Stephen Tate have been awarded a grant from NSF (award 1323381) for the project “Innovative Active Learning Using Tablets.” This project, scheduled to last until August 31, 2015, involves the development and use of active learning activities in computer science lectures, primarily in data structures and database classes. This project is a collaboration with Appalachian State and SUNY at Stony Brook, and previous work on this project has explored some technology-supported active learning activities in a UNCG data structures class (CSC 330). The new funding will support both development of new tablet-based activities and the development and delivery of workshops to teach faculty at other universities how to develop their own activities and to incorporate these activities effectively into their classes.