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NSF Cyberlearning Proposal 2014: Life in the Universe

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The researchers propose an innovative, cyber-enabled learning system that aims to maximize productive disciplinary engagement amongst middle school learners by encouraging them to "problematize" activities and methods scientists use to make sense of our universe. The research team will apply this new way of designing learning systems to the development of a guided inquiry experience where learners will explore the question, "Could humans (ever) communicate with sentient life on other planets?" Students will be given a "toolbox" that blends data-rich...

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SI2-SSE: Collaborative Research: A Sustainable Future for the Glue Multi-Dimensional Linked Data Visualization Package

Glue is a free and open-source application that allows scientists and data scientists to explore relationships within and across related datasets. Glue makes it easy create a wide variety of visualizations (such as scatter plots, bar charts, images) of data, including three dimensional views. What makes Glue unique is its ability to connect datasets together, without merging them into one. Thus, for example, two Earth-based mapping data sets may be connected and jointly visualized by using the coordinates (e.g. latitude and longitude) to glue the maps together, so that when a user...

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Spring 2013 CfA Data-Code Sharing Survey

In April 2013, a Survey of CfA PhD scientists was conducted, in order to quickly measure past and future practices and attitudes concerning sharing data and code. The survey questions are attached below as a PDF. The second PDF is Google's standard survey response summary, also available online at http://...

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