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The GRIDC Project: Developing Students’ Thinking Skills in a Data-Rich Environment

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V. William DeLuca ,

North Carolina State University, US
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Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education at North Carolina State University. 

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Nasim Lari

North Carolina State University, US
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Research Consultant in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education at North Carolina State University.
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of using renewable energy data, obtained from a comprehensive data acquisition system, on improving students' learning and developing their higher-order learning skills. This study used renewable energy data available through a data acquisition system installed and tested by the Green Research for Incorporating Data in the Classroom (GRIDC) project. The purpose of GRIDC is to develop curriculum to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts using data collected from renewable energy technologies at the North Carolina Solar House (NC Solar House), located on the campus of North Carolina State University (NC State). This project enhances instruction and improves learning while addressing a highly relevant social issue—renewable energy. The GRIDC project gives professors, instructors, and their students the opportunity to study and evaluate the value of renewable energy systems through the use of real-time renewable energy data.
How to Cite: DeLuca, V. W., & Lari, N. (2011). The GRIDC Project: Developing Students’ Thinking Skills in a Data-Rich Environment. Journal of Technology Education, 23(1), 5–18. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v23i1.a.2
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Published on 22 Sep 2011.
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