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Flagship Courses Launch on New Torus Platform 1138 630 ASU Center for Education Through eXploration

Flagship Courses Launch on New Torus Platform

The ETX Center is excited to have students in its two flagship courses, HabWorlds and BioBeyond, on the new Torus platform from Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative and hosted by Argos Education. HabWorlds and BioBeyond launched as universal learner courses through ASU’s Learning Enterprise at the beginning of May, expanding opportunities for non-traditional students. The…

ETX Center at AbSciCon 1008 630 ASU Center for Education Through eXploration

ETX Center at AbSciCon

The ETX Center was doubly present in the exhibit hall at the 2022 Astrobiology Science Conference in Atlanta, Georgia representing both Studio Services and the NASA SCoPE project. The SCoPE team was there recruiting subject matter experts (SMEs) to learn about the Science Activation network. The SCoPE project met with over 100 SMEs to talk…

Infiniscope at NSTA Houston 1067 800 ASU Center for Education Through eXploration

Infiniscope at NSTA Houston

Infiniscope joined the NASA team at the National Science Teaching Association Conference in Houston to share some of the free digital teaching resources and creative tools that are available to educators through the NASA-funded project. Infiniscope’s inquiry-driven, AI-tutored activities designed around NASA simulations and virtual field trips were a big hit with educators. As were…

Infiniscope Launches New Website 1201 630 ASU Center for Education Through eXploration

Infiniscope Launches New Website

The Infiniscope project celebrated its seventh year with the launch of a brand new website featuring adaptive digital learning experiences built on the Open Learning initiative’s Torus platform. The new website has increased functionality for educators including advanced search and tagging options and offers single sign-on for Infiniscope’s digital authoring platform and virtual tour creator.…

Inquiry-Based, Active, Remote Learning Using UDL 1500 750 ASU Center for Education Through eXploration

Inquiry-Based, Active, Remote Learning Using UDL

In response to educators continuing online in the fall semester, the Infiniscope team offered 94 educators from all over the U.S. a 3-day active learning online workshop held July 20-22, 2020. The workshop featured an overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) by Dr. Katie Novak in cooperation with WBGH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s…

Creating Place-Based, Active Learning Virtual Field Trips 1500 750 ASU Center for Education Through eXploration

Creating Place-Based, Active Learning Virtual Field Trips

In response to educators transitioning to online teaching and learning, the Infiniscope team offered 43 educators from all over the U.S. a 4-day online workshop held July 14-17, 2020. This workshop focused toward creating virtual field trips that connect students to their community and promote learning that is rooted in students’ own “place” such as…

Mars 2020: Is There Life on Mars? 1500 750 ASU Center for Education Through eXploration

Mars 2020: Is There Life on Mars?

On May 8, 2020, Infiniscope hosted Dr. Kenneth Williford from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Williford is the Deputy Project Scientist for the NASA Mars 2020 mission. He gave us the scoop on the various ways that Perseverance will be seeking signs of life on Mars. He also presented a mission overview including payload and…

Screencasting: Unleash Creativity and Communicate Understanding 1500 750 ASU Center for Education Through eXploration

Screencasting: Unleash Creativity and Communicate Understanding

On May 5, 2020 the Infiniscope team hosted a webinar in support of the mission to enhance inquiry-driven, active learning, at scale. This webinar introduced Screencasting, a method of capturing a computer screen with voiceover as the student demonstrates their knowledge. The webinar featured four Infiniscope Advisory Board members demonstrating practical examples of free resources…

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