HydroLearn is designed to enable instructors to use, customize, develop and share active-learning innovations and to enhance student education in hydrology and water resources engineering.

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

What I like most about HydroLearn is its flexibility. It can easily be customized for a very broad range of applications.

— Dr. Pete Rogers, HydroLearn Fellow

 
 

Background

What is HydroLearn?

HydroLearn is an education project funded by the National Science Foundation to promote the collaborative development and adoption of active-learning resources in hydrology and water resources engineering.

What can you do with HydroLearn?

Using the HydroLearn platform, instructors can:

  • Explore existing courses, case studies, and learning activities and use in classrooms

  • Customize existing courses and learning activities, or build new ones

  • Share back learning resources for instructors to use

  • Get guidance on how to develop effective learning outcomes and assessment rubrics 

Who can use HydroLearn?
  • HydroLearn is freely accessible to everyone, but primarily designed for instructors and students

  • Instructors who want to develop, customize and share innovative learning resources in hydrology and water resources

  • Students who want to learn about fundamental and emerging topics in hydrology and water resources engineering using active learning approaches

Why HydroLearn?

HydroLearn aims to create a community of users who are interested in adopting innovative active-learning resources in hydrology and water resources engineering. By providing educators with a mechanism for contribution, customization and sharing of educational content, HydroLearn aspires to alleviate existing development and adoption barriers to encourage educators to engage in active-learning innovations. HydroLearn also aims to propagate good pedagogical practices by providing instructors with support on how to develop sound and effective learning activities, learning outcomes and assessment rubrics.  

How is HydroLearn developed?

​HydroLearn is built on the well established open-source edX platform (used by Harvard and MIT among others) with enhancements to support the development of learning objectives, learning activities, and assessments that are supported by educational research.

What is a HydroLearn Fellowship?

Following an early-engagement model, HydroLearn provides funded fellowships for interested instructors to participate in the development and testing of the learning resources using the HydroLearn platform. If you are interested in learning more, check out our blog post by clicking here. 

Meet the Team

 

Project Management

Emad Habib

Principal Investigator

Professor, Civil Engineering

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

David Tarboton

Principal Investigator

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Utah State University

Melissa Gallagher

Co-Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Elementary Education

University of Maine at Farmington

Dan Ames

Co-Principal Investigator

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Brigham Young University

Doug Williams

Co-Principal Investigator

Professor, College of Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Belize Lane

Co-Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Utah State University

Jenny Byrd

Graduate Research Assistant

Civil Engineering

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

CyberInfrastructure

Micah Lacombe

Software Development Supervisor

Informatics Research Institute

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Cary Rivet

Software Developer

Informatics Research Institute

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Scott Black

Software Engineer

Utah State University

External Evaluator

Jeff Froyd

Project Evaluator

Professor, Dept. of Engineering Education

Ohio State University

Funding

 

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Collaborative Grant IUSE 1726965.Collaborative Research: Improving Student Learning in Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering by Enabling the Development, Sharing and Interoperability of Active Learning Resources. HydroLearn follows earlier developments in the HydroViz project that was sponsored by the National ScienceFoundation's Collaborative Grant TUES 1122898 and CCLI 0737073.

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