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Funded Research Projects

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Computational Linguistics & Modeling of STEM Writing

The STEM Writing Project brings together WAC/WID principles, advanced computational linguistics, and classroom research come together to help students master technical writing.

National Science Foundation


Dates: 8/1/2017 to 7/1/2020

Links: NSF abstract,


Open Access E-Textbooks

As an alternative to static print textbooks, we developed an open-source platform for creating, editing, and disseminating electronic “learning ecosystems.” Concepts are organized as branches on a hierarchical tree, with connections to all supporting materials. Teachers can modify them to fit how they teach & their students’ specific needs.

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation


Dates: 7/1/2014 to 8/31/2017

Links: BioBook, Mini-site


Next Generation Learning Challenges / EDUCAUSE



Links: NGLC homepage, EDUCAUSE