Recasting the Textbook

From The Theme PUBLISH ON DEMAND WHAT IF What if active engagement in building stories of history helped students evaluate the sources of information and better understand the perspectives from which history is written? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We recast the history textbook as an edited on- demand, collaborative collection of historical narratives. […]

Content on the Go: The Economics of the Market for Mobile Apps

From The Theme PUBLISH ON DEMAND WHAT IF What if there were a better way to price apps than pricing based on either raising revenue or raising visibility? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We studied app pricing decisions in a stylized model to ascertain the relationship between pricing decisions and market visibility. We took […]

Decision Products and Long Term Integrity

From The Theme PUBLISH ON DEMAND WHAT IF What if we could use a software infrastructure to develop a culture that makes high-quality decision products a priority – as if facts, logic, future consequences, and preserving the integrity of those decisions are factors that matter? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO Our objectives were to […]

Smarter Scholarly Texts

From The Theme PUBLISH ON DEMAND WHAT IF What if we could streamline academic article production for both authors and publishers through the use of extensible markup language in an assisted automated system? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO Our goal was to develop a scholarly article parsing toolchain that would include a parsing engine, […]

Contests as a Catalyst for Content Creation

From The Theme FUTURE OF CONTENT WHAT IF What if youth were actively creating and sharing educational web-based content, learning from their own practice and from the work of others? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to study how various contest structures foster the creation of science content by K-12 students. We […]

A New Generation of Hybrid Tangible Interfaces for Learning

From The Theme FUTURE OF CONTENT WHAT IF What if we could combine online experimentation with wetlab experiences for science and engineering education? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to develop and test a scalable and cost-effective platform that combined the best features of online open education with the established benefits of […]

The Stanford Clinical Anatomy SCAnS Library

From The Theme FUTURE OF CONTENT WHAT IF What if learning about human anatomy and biology in today‚Äôs digital world was enriched by the ability to view and interact with 3D volumetric CT scans? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We made Stanford 3D high resolution anatomical CT scans available to middle and high school […]

Physical Media as Active Social Learning Agents

From The Theme FUTURE OF CONTENT WHAT IF What if the object being created takes the role of an active social agent in the creative experience and can increase engagement for learning? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to develop the theory and principles necessary to design new physical media that can […]