Ongoing Projects


Using Social Media to improve student discourse in online learning environments

Many learning theories stress the importance of peer dialogue to support learning. There are many studies that support strategies to improve dialogue for in-person learning environments, but there is very little that supports dialogue development in an online environment. Using social media is one way to encourage participation and improve dialogue when teaching an online course. 


Teaching about WRF in an online environment

Collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from online courses designed to teach scientists and decision makers how to run WRF. Please visit for more information on this project as well as a list of courses currently being offered. Additional courses are currently in development and short tutorials are provided on our community blog here