Technology Enhanced Learning in Science (TELS)

Emerging from research collaborations started over 25 years ago, the TELS Community develops instructional programs including the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) that use educational technology to help students master complex scientific concepts.

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Research Goals

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Proven Learning Gains

WISE curricula have been tested in middle and high school classrooms for over two decades.

Research has shown that WISE units improve student learning of difficult standards-based science topics and that students continue to integrate their ideas and strengthen their understanding even after the units have been completed.

WISE researchers

Funded Research

The WISE Community has operated many different funded research projects over the past 25+ years. Current projects include: