Friday's Pick: nanoHUB
I wanted to share with you this very interesting article about Purdue University's and the National Science Foundations's nanoHUB site, an online portal for nanotechnology researchers, instructors, and students created by Purdue University and the NSF.
This "authentic learning case study" is an EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) white paper published in early August. This is an amazing virtual toolkit where students and faculty contribute to the science of nanotechnology and perform experiments without downloading software. But more than that, I felt it was a great article that shows how a project that started out as a collaboration and research tool serving faculty has now also developed into a robust teaching and learning site as well.