Federally funded grants
Landmark College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Technical Education Research Centers (TERC) were awarded a $1.16 million National Science Foundation (NSF-DIR) grant titled “Revealing the Invisible: Data-Intensive Research Using Cognitive, Psychological, and Physiological Measures to Optimize STEM Learning.”
This research project will study ways to measure how and when students learn basic physics concepts while playing an educational digital game called “Impulse” (pictured at right). The research will include students with and without ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
LCIRT has received a $486,970 National Science Foundation (NSF-REAL) award for a proposal entitled "Social Presence During Instructor Mediated Synchronous Versus Asynchronous On-Line Discussions: A Study of Undergraduate Students with Disabilities Learning Statistics."
This study will consider how well students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn concepts in an online statistics course when the instructor participates in real-time (synchronous) online discussions with the students as opposed to asynchronous discussions.
Landmark College and the University of Central Florida (UCF) were recently awarded a $249,784 National Science Foundation (NSF-IUSE:EHR) grant entitled "Interdisciplinary Coaching as a Nexus for Transforming How Institutions Support Undergraduates in STEM (iCAN),"
Landmark College has developed a highly successful portfolio of supports for their students. This project will determine and identify the supports that are the most efficacious. These supports will then be digitized and piloted with students with disabilities in STEM majors at UCF. The overarching goal is to enhance persistence and performances for all students in STEM majors. The two year grant is part of NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) solicitation.
On September 8th, 2015 Landmark College received a $6,500 National Science Foundation (NSF-REU) supplemental grant to the ongoing project entitled "Social Presence During Instructor Mediated Synchronous Versus Asynchronous On-Line Course Discussions: A Study of Undergraduate Students with Disabilities Learning Statistics.”
This funding will allow LCIRT to hire two Landmark College students as Research Assistants to support the work of the project and to provide the students with valuable research experiences in STEM.
In addition to federally funded awards, LCIRT works with a number of charitable foundations to provide access to unique learning opportunities for students as well as exploring novel methods for improving learning in students with LD, ADHD, and ASD.
A $1 million gift from noted economist Paul McCulley established the Morgan Le Fay Center for Advances in Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship Education at Landmark College in 2014. The Center supports the development and refinement of a progressive pedagogy for Landmark College students in the fields of economics, business, and entrepreneurship, as well as research, training, and related innovations for educators in the field of learning difficulties (LD). Read more about the center
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