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  • Date: 09/21/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication has approximately 300 entries on science communication and is capable of meeting the needs of readers of differing profiles. The entries cover eighteen categories, including controversial science topics and tendencies of media coverage; panoramas of science communication in different regions ... »
  • Date: 06/09/2011
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Report from an ITEST meeting to define a research agenda for the afterschool field convened by the ITEST Learning Resource Center at Education Development Center, Inc. ... »
  • Date: 06/21/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Although the debates on the Internet (sceptical, enthusiastic and finally more mature ones) in our country started in the mid 90s, it is only over the past few years that the Internet, especially thanks to social networks, has become a daily practice for millions of Italians. Television still is the main medium to spread information, but as it ... »
  • Date: 05/07/2011
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    In this paper we describe two projects that utilize reality-based interaction to advance collaborative scientific inquiry and discovery. We discuss the relation between reality-based and embodied interaction, and present findings from an experimental study that illustrate benefits of reality-based tabletop interaction for collaborative inquiry- ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2011
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    This statement of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) affirms the significance of cultural competence in evaluation. It also informs the public of AEA’s expectations concerning cultural competence in the conduct of evaluation. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Collaborative Information Retrieval (CIR) is the process by which people working together can collaboratively search for, share and navigate through information. Computer support for CIR currently makes use of single-user systems. CIR systems could benefit from the use of multi-user interaction to enable more than one person to collaborate using ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    New mobile device features and the growing proportion of visitors carrying mobiles allow the range of museum exhibit design possibilities to be expanded. In particular, we see opportunities for using mobiles to help exhibits scale up to support variable-sized groups of visitors, and to support collaborative visitor-visitor interactions. Because ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2011
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This 2-page poster was presented at the April 2011 workshop, Engaging and Learning for Conservation. It features images associated with Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission's Statewide Citizen Science Projects. ... »
  • Date: 03/03/2011
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This report outlines the proceedings of the 2011 conference called "Art as a Way of Knowing" hosted by the Exploratorium. The purpose of the conference was to gather a broad range of artists, scientists, and educators to explore the history, practice, and value of the arts as a means of inquiring into the natural world. The conference brought ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The explosion in mobile apps in the last few years has meant that many new astronomy applications have become available. This catalog is a first attempt to make a list of those of particular interest to astronomy educators. For each mobile app, we give the title, then the developer (in parentheses), the web address for downloading it, and a brief ... »

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