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ASU’s NASA Exploration Connection PI Recognized as “Top 10 Teaching Innovator”

Posted on October 27, 2017 - 4:34 PM CDT

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ASU’s NASA Exploration Connection PI Recognized as “Top 10 Teaching Innovator”

 

Ariel Anbar was named as 1 of only 10 top teaching innovators in the first-ever such selection by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

 

Anbar’s innovation was developing the NASA-supported Habitable Worlds online science class for non-scientists which is organized around NASA SMD themes. Habitable Worlds was recently recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education as an exemplar of personalized, inquiry-based, interactive learning.

 

The Infiniscope project of the NASA Exploration Connection team, led by Anbar, extends this approach, developing adaptive digital learning experiences for middle school and high school.

 

Ariel Anbar, President’s Professor at Arizona State University and PI of the NASA Exploration Connection team. Anbar directs ASU’s Center for Education Through Exploration, which is dedicated to transforming learning to embrace exploration of the unknown, not just mastery of what is known.

 

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