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  • Date: 04/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The use of mobile devices for informal learning has gained attention over recent years. Museum learning is also regarded as an important research topic in the field of informal learning. This study explored a blended mobile museum learning environment (BMMLE). Moreover, this study applied three blended museum learning modes: (a) the traditional ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    Based on the premise that one component of NASA's pre-college education program is intended to support and enact school reform, the Committee for the Evaluation and Review of NASA's Pre-College Education Program requested an analysis of how the NASA Explorer School (NES) Model aligns with other national models of school-wide improvement and reform ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Research Brief
    NOVA Wonders is a multi-platform media project from the producers of NOVA exploring the biggest questions on the frontiers of science. From the mysteries of astrophysics to the secrets of the body to the challenges of inventing technologies that could rival—and even surpass—the abilities of the human mind. With content delivered across broadcast, ... »
  • Date: 10/18/2014
    Resource Category!: Presentation Slides
    This is a handout from the session "20+ Trending Tech Tools That Make Work Easier, You Smarter" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. It includes a link to the slides and more information about the tools discussed in the session. ... »
  • Date: 05/05/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    Public communication about science faces a set of novel challenges, including the increasing complexity of research areas and the erosion of traditional journalistic infrastructures. Although scientists have traditionally been reluctant to engage in public communication at the expense of focusing on academic productivity, our survey of highly ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    The focus of this paper is to turn our attention to the arts as an understudied area within the computer-supported collaborative learning community and examine how studying the learning of arts and programming can open new avenues of research. We document, describe, and analyze urban youths’ media arts practices within the context of the design ... »
  • Date: 03/13/2014
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    Metaphors and visualizations are important for science communication, though they may have limitations. This paper describes the development and evaluation of a novel interactive visualization, the "Dynamic Evolutionary Map"' (DEM), which communicates biological evolution using a non-standard metaphor. The DEM uses a map metaphor and interactivity ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Research Products
    Mobile technology can be used to scaffold inquiry-based learning, enabling learners to work across settings and times, singly or in collaborative groups. It can expand learners’ opportunities to understand the nature of inquiry whilst they engage with the scientific content of a specific inquiry. This Sharples et al. paper reports on the use of ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper illustrates the intensified engagement that youth are having with digital technologies and introduces a framework for examining digital fluency – the competencies, new representational practices, design sensibilities, ownership, and strategic expertise that a learner gains or demonstrates by using digital tools to gather, design, ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    Parents and children are rapidly adopting mobile technologies, yet designs for mobile devices that serve a communication function to connect parents to children's out-of-school time activities are limited. As a result, our team designed the Digital Postcard Maker so that children attending summer camps can create digital photographs to send home ... »