Discovery Learning Research Center

Seed Grant Program

The DLC seed grant program was established in Spring 2004. It was designed to stimulate innovation and research in interdisciplinary teaching and learning; encourage implementation tests of new teaching and learning initiatives based on research into discovery-based learning; and develop initiatives that build on Discovery Park research programs. For information on the past Seed Grant solcitations, please click here.

Serious Games

The Serious Games Project resulted from a 2007 DLRC seed grant progrm, the Games-to-Teach Competition. The DLRC, along with Continuing Education and Conferences, the Purdue Research Foundation, the Office of Information Technology, and the Colleges of Engineering, Education, and Science, funded the $150,000 prize to design an online, gaming-based course for Purdue credit to be offered by Fall 2009. Daniel DeLaurentis, an Assistant Professor in Aeronautics and Astronautics; Sean Brophy, an Assistant Professor in Engineering Education; and David Ebert, a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering are developing a multiplayer, online, "serious" game for the Introduction to Aerospace Design course. For information on the Serious Game project, please click here.


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West Lafayette , IN 47907-1791

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