The Connected Learner Project at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a re-orientation of undergraduate computing education to focus on student learning that connects to peers, the profession, and the community.
|Awardee:||NSF – EEC
Div Of Engineering Education and Centers
|Start Date:||June 1, 2015|
Mary Lou Maher (Principal Investigator)
We envision to transform…
- Student entering an undergraduate computing and informatics program from a person with an interest in computing – to a person with an identity as a computing professional.
- Faculty attitude towards education, shifting their attitudes away from knowledge transmission toward a refreshed approach of developing educational activities that scaffold the computing knowledge and skills to build successful computing professionals.
Our broader impacts fall into three categories:
- Broadening the reach of computing education to a diverse student population (first time college students, ethnic diversity, GPA diversity)
- Creating partnerships and building a computing community with high schools and other partners in STARSComputingCorps.org
- Preparing future IT leaders for the region and the country (including: data science, cyber security, visual analytics, and human centered design).