$1.3 million grant funds new program for middle schoolers' data literacy

A team of researchers from Indiana University will support middle school students' data literacy with the help of their software tool Net.Create and a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Net.Create, launched in 2018, is an open-source analysis tool developed by Kalani Craig, co-director of the Institute for Digital Art and Humanities and an associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Joshua Danish, professor in the School of Education and Learning Sciences Program coordinator. 

"The main goal for Net.Create was to create a live, collaborative experience for analyzing data," Danish said. "Other data tools do a nice job of representing information, but they don't support teams in developing their ideas together. New software features aim to support data novices in exploring ideas together, while the tool also helps them learn about key technical details."

Read more about Net.Create at IU Research Impact.