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What do you get when you cross a top-notch computer science program with the resources of a world-renowned communications program?

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 ITHACA, NY — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $50,000 grant to two Ithaca College faculty members to examine how students’ use of wikis can help them reach and cross conceptual thresholds in their understanding of historical knowledge.

Michael Smith, associate professor of history and environmental studies and sciences, and Ali Erkan,...

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 ITHACA, NY — According to a 2007 Business-Higher Education Forum report, there will be a shortfall of more than 280,000 math and science teachers nationwide by 2015. This negative impact on the ability of American students to think critically in science, technology, engineering and math will be felt most in high-needs school districts. To answer this challenge, five faculty members...

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Dr. Michael Smith, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies and Sciences, and Dr. Ali Erkan, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Ithaca College have been awarded a $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant. Their project, “Untangling the Web of Historical Thinking: What the Structures of Student-Produced Wikis Reveal,” is a curriculum design initiative that examines how students' use of wikis can help them reach and cross conceptual thresholds in their understanding of historical knowledge. 

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Emilie Wiesner and Aaron Weinberg, professors in the mathematics department, recently co-authored a journal article with professors from the College of St. Benedict and Wright State University. The article, Undergraduate Students' Self-Reported Use of Mathematics Textbooks, was published in the journal PRIMUS

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