In 2013, Arizona State University (ASU) astrobiologist Ariel Anbar launched the university’s now flagship “smart course” in science—Habitable Worlds. Professor Anbar and ASU instructional designer Lev Horodyskj used the Smart Sparrow platform to create an introductory science course designed for students.
Developed entirely on Smart Sparrow’s Adaptive eLearning Platform, the course takes non-science majors through the hard science behind the search for life on other planets. In the process, they learn how the Earth supports life and how we can sustain our habitable world. Using beautiful, scientifically accurate simulations, students perform virtual explorations and experiments while the system adapts instruction to them. These online exercises, supplemented by video tutorials, are the centerpiece of the class.
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