Recent Grant Activities
Here is just a sampling of some of Landmark College’s recent grant-funded projects.
Investigating the Effectiveness of TinkerPlots in Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Understand Statistical Concepts
This project is designed to investigate the effectiveness of TinkerPlots, a dynamic data exploration software, as a tool for helping students with a diagnosed LD develop an understanding of key concepts in statistics. The goal of this project is to make it possible for more students with LD to successfully complete introductory statistics courses and develop a strong enough grasp of the concepts to consider furthering their education in a STEM field (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
This is a two-year project funded by the National Science Foundation Research in Disabilities program under Award No. HRD-1128948.
Academic Speaker Series
This program, supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, enhances and promotes the College's intellectual environment and facilitates discussion of important issues for the community.
Computing Workshops for Landmark College Students
Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) conducted two grant-funded workshops on the Landmark campus to generate student interest in the computing fields:
- Participatory Design Workshop on Accessible Apps and Games
- Electronic Tablets and Computer Programming Workshop
The workshops are presented in collaboration with computer scientists from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Southern Illinois University. Data collected through participant surveys will be used to inform future project development.
Funding for these workshops is awarded as part of the Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing), funded by the National Science Foundation Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program of the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) (grant #CNS-0540615, CNS-0837508 and CNS-1042260) and by the AT&T Foundation.
Improving Access to Technological Education Programs and Careers for Community College Students with Learning Disabilities
Landmark partnered with three community colleges in different regions of the U.S. to conduct a series of needs assessments of community college technology programs and regional technology employers to develop a hybrid (in-person and online) professional development program, which was pilot tested with instructors who teach required courses for technology programs.
This project was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant program under Award No. DUE-0902904.