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Bringing community college faculty to the table to improve science education for all
W. Bradley Kincaid, Theodoros Koupelis, Walter M. Shriner, Leah E. Adams-Curtis, Nkechi M. Agwu, Elizabeth Marie Dorland, Daphne E. Figueroa, Linnea Fletcher, Laura A. Guertin, Carol Higginbotham, Thomas B. Higgins, Eileen L. Lewis, John M. Oakes, J. B. Sharma, Susan Shih
CITIDEL: The Computing Component of the NSDL
Lillian N. Cassel
A report on the organizations and efforts involved in building the community and curriculum to teach computing. The CITIDEL project provides access to more than half a million distinct resources and seeks to complement other forms of cooperation and sharing among computing educators.
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Bruce A. Mason
A report describing the use of a central, standards-based database to serve a diverse set of community collections in Physics and Astronomy providing links between simulations, student activities, labs, lesson plans, and research.
Ecoed.net and Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology
Bruce W. Grant, Charlene D'Avanzo, Jason Taylor
Ecoed.net is a partner in the Bioscience Education Network (BEN) a collaborative of more than 20 professional societies and coalitions of biology education partners with a purpose to coordinate the ongoing development of digital library collections for the teaching and learning of biology, with users at the center of the development.
Faculty and scholarly networks
Faculty and Scholarly Networks- Excerpts from Then, Now, and in the Next Decade: A Commentary on Strengthening Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education.
Making connections: To, from, and within the mathematical community
David M. Bressoud, Lynn A. Steen
Authors describe the wide range of activities and publications within the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) that emphasize three broader categories of connections important to their community:
  • connections to and from other disciplines
  • connections within the mathematical sciences
  • connections to the needs of students served by mathematics departments, majors and non-majors.
Matters that Matter
Lee L. Zia
A vision and the challenges associated with building the National Science Digital Library; and of exploring and adapting content, determining the context, and making connections in forming a learning community in order to teach the skills necessary to have a workforce capable of "a basic understanding of scientific and mathematical principles and practices, and the capacity to enlarge that understanding over time."
Perspective on NSDL Community - How to get involved
Howard Burrows
An essay presenting his perspective on the NSDL community organization. The essay describes the organizational structure and indicates how anyone can become involved in the development efforts through Standing Committees.
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
Tamara Shapiro Ledley
DLESE is a distributed, community-led electronic library that facilitates access to resources for teaching and learning about the Earth at all educational levels. The library provides interfaces and tools to allow student exploration of geospatial materials and Earth datasets.
The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
Richard C. Wertz
Created by NASA in 1998, the ESIP Federation has grown to become a broad-based consortium of more than 75 organizations focused on advancing the Earth sciences by fostering collaborations and data sharing among a diverse coalition of governmental, research, educational, non-profit and commercial organizations.