An International Pedagogical Project
|This project is a multi-national effort to collaborate on the adaptation
and creation of pedagogical materials. The bicycle, a highly developed
yet simple device, is the focus of this effort. Students and faculty
are using materials developed in a variety of countries and creating new
materials using contemporary multimedia. This effort began almost
15 years ago when Robert Fuller and Dean Zollman created the videodisc
Transformations featuring the Bicycle at about the same time that the
PLON Project in The Netherlands developed the teaching module Traffic
and the British Open University developed a course on Materials and Structures
which featured the bicycle. These efforts were independent of each
other. Since that time we have worked to combine instructional materials
from these and other countries.
Contents of KSU Bicycle Project Web Site
- European Community. and United States students enrolled in one of the
partner institutions will become part of an international team of students
who will investigate various scientific and cultural aspects of the bicycle,
and create multimedia instructional materials about their activities. The
students will become part of a three-year effort that will link international
students by computer and bring them together periodically to work face-to-face.
- These workshop, held in Great Britain and The Netherlands, brought
together science and technology educators and multimedia experts
from the U.S., Australia, and several European countries. Together
they developed plans for pedagogical, multimedia materials for teaching
about the bicycle. This effort led to the International Study and
Exchange Program. U.S. participation in these workshops was supported
by the National Science Foundation.
- This conference, held in Lincoln, Nebraska, was jointly hosted by the
University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Kansas State University. Multimedia
specialists, researchers on the science and technology of the bicycle and
physics educators worked to gather to lay the basic ground work for a series
of lessons on the science and technology of the bicycle and their cultural
adaptations in different cultures. The conference was supported by
the Association of Big 8 (now Big 12) Universities.
(now Big 12) Universities, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the European
Commission, and the U.S. Department of Education.
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