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MSPnet (the Math Science Partnership Network) provides the MSP program with a web-based, interactive electronic community in order to build capacity and enrich the knowledge base of each individual MSP project as well as the MSP learning community as a whole.

Specifically, MSPnet:

  1. expands MSP projects access to, and ability to share, resources, emerging research, tools, best practices, obstacles and strategies;
  2. strengthens geographically dispersed partnerships by enhancing and sustaining dialogue through innovative collaborative tools, events and structures;
  3. creates a growing archive, for both researchers and practitioners, of the lessons and accomplishments of the MSP program;
  4. enhances the public's access to, and knowledge of, the MSP program;
  5. conducts research on the impact of on-line formats, functionalities and structures to enhance large scale education reform efforts.

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Creating and Sustaining Online Professional Learning Communities
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Project Contributions

MSPnet funded until the year 2017
We are pleased to announce that that NSF has funded MSPnet through 2017. We look forward to working with each of you as we continue to build the online learning network…
APS Forum on Education features MSPnet and MSP projects engaged in Physics
This article, written by Debra Bernstein and Joni Falk (PI), focuses on physics education resources available on MSPnet.org. MSP projects with an emphasis on physics are highlighted as well as…
A Survey of MSPnet Users: Key Findings
"Inverness Research (http://www.inverness-research.org) conducted a survey of MSPnet users in Fall 2011 in order to gauge their perceptions of the quality and value of MSPnet's weekly online newsletter, MSPnews and website, http://www.mspnet.org. The newsletter provides information about MSP-related events and broader STEM research; the website comprises multiple resources and tools for MSP projects' use. This study was not conceived as a comprehensive evaluation of MSPnet. Rather, it emphasizes the contributions of MSPnet to its users, more broadly to the NSF MSP program, and to the STEM education field at large."
Creating and Sustaining Online Professional Learning Communities
This volume presents the work of trailblazing researchers and developers of electronic communities for professional learning. It illuminates the essential work behind the scenes in building successful online communities...
MSPnet Phase II funded until the year 2012
We are thrilled to announce that NSF has awarded TERC with funding for Phase II of MSPnet which will ensure the active development and facilitation of this site until March...
Top Tips for Moderators of Online Discussions
MSPnet offers this two-page document providing tips and advice for moderators of online communities. Projects who are working to facilitate online collaboration amongst their constituents may find this...
MSPnet Announces New Working Group Functionalities
MSPnet serves the MSP community by providing both resources and collaborative tools. We are pleased to announce that we have added new tools to your project's Working Groups to better...
MSPnet 2006 Annual Report
This annual report to NSF on the MSPnet project includes data, graphs, summary of project work to date, and next steps.
MSPnet: Nested Communities Interacting Online
"MSPnet is an electronic community of practice that provides the MSP program with a web-based, interactive electronic community of practice. Its goals are to: Provide a vehicle for all NSF...
MSPnet Hosts Workshop for Project Leaders & Administrators
On Thursday, December 8th, 2005, MSPnet hosted members of five MSPs at TERC's office in Cambridge, MA. The 1-day workshop provided an overview of MSPnet functionality as well as an...
2005 MSP Conference Presentation
This PowerPoint presentation offers new information on how projects can make use of MSPnet and how administrators can customize MSPnet to meet their project needs one year into the projects...
MSPnet Strategic Plan
Posted by: Joni Falk. MSPnet is a five-year infrastructure and communications project that will create, implement and facilitate, a web-based, interactive electronic community that will build capacity and enrich the knowledge...
MSPnet Proposal Narrative
Posted by: Joni Falk. TERC proposes a five-year Infrastructure and Communications Project to implement and facilitate MSPnet, a web based, interactive, electronic community that will build capacity and enrich the knowledge...
MSPnet Advisory Board Meeting
Posted by: Joni Falk. Advisory board meeting notes.
MSPnet An Electronic Learning Network
Slide presentation from the MSP PI Conference, Washington, D.C., January 2004. Click here for a web-viewable PDF Click here for the original PowerPoint presentation