Funders: National Science Foundation
This project is building on and complementing TERC's LSC-Net which connects 70 Local Systemic Change projects in an interactive, electronic, community of practice. The grant enables TERC to continue to provide support and participation to projects after their funding ends, and to conduct collaborative research on what "sustainability" means for LSC projects working within a larger systemic context. TERC will study factors that promote and inhibit sustainability, and what elements of projects are most likely to be sustained. In addition, the grant includes funds to develop new technology for web-based interactive communities, as well as a "virtual poster conference hall," as part of a planned virtual conference on issues related to sustainability.