Engineers Needed: Help Tamika Save the Farm

ID: 40746 Type: Poster/Demo
  1. Brenda U. Quintanilla and Alicia Stansell, University of North Texas, United States
  2. Tandra Tyler-Wood, The University of North Texas, United States
  3. Ellen Zimmerman, University of North Texas, United States

Wednesday, March 19 5:30 PM-7:00 PM Location: Conference Center A - Posters

No presider for this session.

Abstract: This poster session will provide an overview of a transmedia book and the creation process. The project was funded through an NSF grant awarded to the Department of Learning Technologies at a large North American university. The book focuses on engineering careers and the intended audience is middle school students. QR codes, web resources, and fabrication manipulatives (2D cutter) are integrated into the content of the book. A companion website was also created as a resource. The book is currently in-press and will be utilized by a middle school teacher during the fall of 2013. Data collection will occur during that time and will be presented at a future date.

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