March 1, 2010

Welcome to the Visionlearning Blog!

by Heather Falconer

Visionlearning is a free, online resource for students and educators in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Geared toward those studying at high school and undergraduate levels, Visionlearning takes advantage of recent advances in new media to provide students and educators with quality learning and teaching materials. This peer-reviewed and bilingual content improves student understanding of science, facilitates multidisciplinary teaching and works to build community around improving STEM education.

Supported by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education, our mission is to provide educational content that not only explores specific STEM concepts, but examines how we know these things. We feel strongly that an important facet of succeeding in these disciplines is understanding their respective histories, as well as engaging with the process of discovery.

As part of our promise to make science relevant and engaging, we have created this blog to offer educators an additional resource for classroom discussion and teaching. Even more, we hope to create a space where you can share your thoughts and experiences with others and help transform STEM teaching.

Heather Falconer

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Heather Falconer holds undergraduate degrees in Graphic Arts and Environmental Science, as well as an MFA in Writing and an MLitt in Literature. She is currently completing her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, with an emphasis on rhetoric in/and/of science. Heather has worked internationally in academic publishing as both an author and editor, and has taught a wide range of topics – from research writing to marine biology – in the public and private educational sectors.