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Highly Interactive Computing in Education (hi-ce)


The mission of the Center for Hightly Interactive Computing in Education at the University of Michigan (hi-ce) is to help middle and high school students achieve deeper levels of understanding about science and the inquiry process. Our organization works with students, teachers, administrators, families, and community-based organizations to make science education more meaningful to students by using the pedagogy of Project-Based Science and the tools for learner-centered design technology. Hi-ce works to infuse science education with technology so it becomes a seamless, ubiquitous part of science learning in the classroom.

Strategies to achieve this mission include curriculum development, professional development, and the creation of a powerful set of new technology tools.

Latest efforts of the group have concentrated on obtaining solid evidence on how to get technology-based programs to work in urban schools.

Contact Information

Colleen Neilson

2200 Bonisteel Blvd.
3101 ERB
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099

Phone: (734)763-6988
E-mail: cneilson@umich.edu

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Education, Engineering, Information, Public Health

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Ann Arbor

Subject Area(s)

Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Information Technology, Middle and High School (7-12), Science & Research