Digital Tools and Solutions for Inquiry-Based STEM Learning

Ilya Levin, Dina Tsybulsky

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In the digital age, the integration of technology has become a ubiquitous aspect of modern society. These advancements have significantly enhanced the field of education, allowing students to receive a better learning experience. "Digital Tools and Solutions for Inquiry-Based STEM Learning" is a comprehensive source of scholarly material on the transformation of science education classrooms through the application of technology. Including numerous perspectives on topics such as instructional design, social media, and scientific argumentation, this book is ideally designed for educators, graduate students, professionals, academics, and practitioners interested in the latest developments in the field of STEM education. Following a foreword by David Chen and a preface by the editors, this book contains the following chapters: (1) Integrating Technology in Preschool Science and Inquiry (Ornit Spektor-Levy, Inna Plutov, Naama Israeli, and Netta Perry); (2) Computer-Supported Imagination: The Interplay Between Computer and Mental Simulation in Understanding Scientific Concepts (Franco Landriscina); (3) Collaborative Systems for Design-Based Learning (Joycelyn Streator); (4) Practicing Scientific Argumentation through Social Media (Jana Craig-Hare, Amber Rowland, Marilyn Ault, and James D. Ellis); (5) Wikigrams-Based Social Inquiry (Evgeny D. Patarakin); (6) Inquiry-Based Science Education and the Digital Research Triad (Dina Tsybulsky and Ilya Levin); (7) Beyond Angry Birds™: Using Web-Based Tools to Engage Learners and Promote Inquiry in STEM Learning (Isha DeCoito and Tasha Richardson); (8) Using ICT in STEM Education: A Help or a Hindrance to Student Learning? (Jean-François Hérold and Jacques Ginestié); (9) STEM Teaching and Learning via Technology-Enhanced Inquiry (Michael L. Connell and Sergei Abramovich); (10) Technology-Supported Inquiry in STEM Teacher Education: From Old Challenges to New Possibilities (Marina Milner-Bolotin); and (11) Project-Based MOOC: Enhancing Knowledge Construction and Motivation to Learn (Miri Barak and Abeer Watted). A compilation of references, information about the contributors, and an index are included.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages371
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Active Learning; Inquiry; STEM Education; Technology Integration; Science Instruction; Scientific Concepts; Online Courses; Social Media; Teacher Education; Instructional Design; Preschool Education; Educational Technology


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