Introduction of iKOS
iKOS stands for the innovative Knowledge Organization System. It is a hypertext platform for individuals and/or groups to construct, share and organize knowledge in multimodal representations including text writing, picture tagging, concept mapping and more.
The system has been developed under the leadership of Dr. Ji Shen from Teaching and Learning, University of Miami. Key contributors include Yung Long Li(Software Engineer & Database administrator), Dr. Bahadir Namdar, and Shiyan Jiang, and the Technology-enhanced Interdisciplinary Learning Lab (TILL).
Nuclear Energy Crisis
In this curriculum, students discuss the pros and cons of nuclear energy and learn specific science aspects involved in nuclear energy production and nuclear waste processing. They debate if they would support or oppose the construction of a newly proposed nuclear power plant near where they live.
In this curriculum, students learn and argue about what healthy food means. They explore the science, culture, and myths related to food preparation, processing, and storage.
This curriculum aims to help students develop core competencies in reading, writing, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) inquiry competencies through the collaborative writing of science fictions.
NSF Award Study using iKOSThe project "Integrating STEM and Digital Literacies with Adolescents" was recently funded by the National Science Foundation (award # DRL1713191). The project will investigate science fiction as an effective mechanism to attract and immerse adolescents from diverse cultural backgrounds in environmental and human health content and socio-scientific issues.
iKOS2.0 releasedWith our team's handwork, the latest iKOS2.0 is released. There are many new features. Check them out!
iKOS server at UMWe have launched the iKOS server at Univ of Miami: ikos.miami.edu
UGA Office of STEM Education SpotlightThe iKOS project is featured by the Office of STEM Education Spotlight (http://www.ose.uga.edu/staff/shen.php). This project is partially funded through the Office. Thank You!
New directioniKOS is taking new direction in visualizing the interconnections.