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The Online Learning Environments Group
The Online Learning Environments Group (OLE Group)
at the University of Washington
was established during the Spring of 2002 in order to support research
in the design and testing of web-based educational software systems.
The projects in this Group are research-oriented, and therefore
somewhat different from the service efforts of programs such as
the University of Washington's UWired Program and its Catalyst Suite.
Projects in the OLE Group currently include the following:
A web-based collaborative problem-solving facility, CoSolve supports
research about new computational affordances that facilitate the
posing and solving of a wide variety of problems (including,
puzzles, games, design tasks, and "wicked" problems such as climate change).
CoSolve supports users in multiple roles, as well as the use of computation
in making specific problem-solving steps.
- INFACT. This is a suite of tools for online communication
and educational assessment. INFACT is constantly being
tested and refined.
Transparent Interfaces in Design.
A study of the
impact that a transparent interface to the
computer's representation of design processes
can have on team effectiveness.
- Project on Intensive, Unobtrusive Assessment.
The goal is to provide teachers with the means to track their
students' progress learning conceptual material without having
to resort to multiple-choice testing.
Mathematics Experiences Through Image Processing.
Digital images are both visual and mathematical objects.
Using special software and activities, students can enter a
rich world that combines the visual and the mathematical.
For a list of people associated with the group,
If you are a member of the University of Washington community
and interested in the group's activities, send mail to Steve Tanimoto.
Some of the OLE group publications are
available online. Click
for a list of currently available items.
Resources for OLE Group Participants
The OLE Group maintains several local webs for development
purposes. You will need a CSNetID to access these pages.
INFACT Developers' Wiki-web
INFACT APIs documentation.
This page is normally stored at /projects/infact/ole.
Last updated Oct 25, 2010 by S. Tanimoto