The Inquiry Page: Collaborative Technology into Practice
Bertram Bruce, Sharon Comstock, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States ; Delwyn Harnisch, Teachers College, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This session trains teachers and learners in The Inquiry Page, a free, web-based, knowledge-building tool that facilitates and fosters real-world application of inquiry-based learning across subject areas (www.inquiry.uiuc.edu). By creating "Inquiry Units", teachers and learners collaboratively engage in the inquiry path, building new knowledge as well as a resource for other teachers and learners. By offering a flexible structure, a-synchronous community-building occurs with teachers/learners being able to draw upon and share their own applications of inquiry-based teaching. The Inquiry Page is collaborating with the NSF's EdGrid GK-12 Fellows Program, where scientist-fellows and K-12 teachers partner to integrate the use of computer-based modeling, scientific visualization, and informatics in science and mathematics education. GK-12 is one example where the Inquiry Page becomes a "portal", facilitating communication, inquiry-based teaching, and professional development.
Bruce, B., Comstock, S. & Harnisch, D. (2003). The Inquiry Page: Collaborative Technology into Practice. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2376-2378). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).