eLearning in Space

Project Goals

The "eLearning in Space" project will explore what methodologies, resources, delivery systems, and technology will be advantageous to provide an optimum learning environment in space. The project will optimize and adapt exploratory eLearning methodologies that are effective on earth to the environment and learners whom we anticipate will be living in space settlements.


Cady Coleman
ASU University Explorer,  Chemist, a former United States Air Force officer, a former NASA astronaut and an advocate for inclusion in STEM and STEAM. She is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions and a six-month expedition to the International Space Station.  Her specialties include robotics, spacewalking and science. 

Robert LiKamWa
Assistant professor at Arizona State University across the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE) and the School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME), Director of Meteor Studio at ASU, specializes in augmented reality and virtual reality systems and software frameworks.

Mary Loder
Instructional design specialist at ASU Online and within special projects at EdPlus at ASU. Programs of focus at ASU Online include the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Ira Fulton Schools of Engineering (IFT, SER, GIT, TEM), the School of Politics and Global Studies, the School of Social Transformation, and the Department of Physics. 

Judie Lyon
Ph.D. Ed in Curriculum Design and Instructional Innovation specializes in the exploratory learning method, an active member of the II since inception. Judie is a former faculty member and administrator as well as an entrepreneur in information technology. Judie is a member of the ASU Women & Philanthropy organization and is a volunteer on the II Initiative. 

Joe O'Rourke
Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, is a planetary scientist who studies the geophysical factors that influence the habitability of rocky worlds over time.

Kathryn Powell
Planetary Scientist, is a postdoctoral research scholar and faculty in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, interests include visible and near-infrared spectroscopy, thermal infrared spectroscopy and thermophysics, Martian surface processes, and planetary exploration. She also works on operations for the Curiosity Mars rover.

Bruce Baikie 
Adjunct Faculty in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and holds degrees in engineering from Michigan Tech and computer science from Georgia Tech. Bruce's main focus is off-grid digital libraries with the ASU SolarSPELL Initiative and the implementation of off-grid digital libraries in Africa and the South Pacific. Other roles include leading student computer science capstone groups, satellite sensing for agricultural, digital African nursing library., and solar-powered internet access projects.

Tina Sindwani
Undergraduate student and communication assistant for the project. Passionate about space exploration, sustainability, and STEM education. The Director for an international STEM communication organization called The Scientific Teen, which is in the process of being registered as a non-profit.