With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program, Principal Investigators John Falk from Oregon State University and the Institute for Learning Innovation, Hasan Jamil from University of Idaho, and Kang Zhang from University of Texas at Dallas are creating an innovative new tool for investigating the long-term effects of learning experiences. They are studying a range of online data sources to track over time the continuing conversations, inquiries and learning that individuals do AFTER they engage in an educational experience, what Falk calls CASCADING EXPERIENCES.

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