Awarded in the fall of 2013 by the National Science Foundation (grant # 1434570), EDC is working with Concord Consortium and the University of Minnesota on the Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP) project. The CODAP team is developing and classroom-testing an online, open-source data analysis platform that can be used in conjunction with a variety of data types and curricula. The project’s overarching goal is to improve the quantity and quality of learning with data that occurs in K–12 STEM classrooms so that students emerge better prepared to participate in our data-driven society. The hypothesis is that collaboration with STEM projects to develop online data analysis tools and curricula, plus foundational research on how students perceive and learn with data, will move us toward that goal.
CODAP received supplemental funding in 2016 to integrate CODAP affordances into the Ocean Tracks interface, enabling more open-ended data exploration than is supported in the current interface, so that users can graph more, explore more, and gain new insights through the animal tracking data that has made Ocean Tracks so appealing. This work is in partnership with The Concord Consortium.
Watch a video about the CODAP project: