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  • Date: 08/21/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    These slides accompanied the plenary talk given by Joan Ferrini-Mundy at the 2014 AISL PI Meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Ferrini-Mundy connected the history of National Science Foundation (NSF) support for informal STEM education with the roles that it will continue to play within the Directorate of Education and Human Resources (EHR) at NSF. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    This document was produced by Beck Tench for the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE). It provides visual documentation of the 2014 AISL PI Meeting that was held in Washington, DC. ... »
  • 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: 06/20/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    From March 26-28, 2014, the Coalition for Science After School (CSAS) hosted its final summit, Passing the Torch: Advancing Opportunity for Quality Science Learning. The Summit was intended to: (1) celebrate a decade of progress in strengthening and expanding STEM learning opportunities in out-of-school time; (2) call attention to critical issues ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    This report presents findings based on the largest and most international study of zoo and aquarium visitors ever conducted worldwide. The study used a pre- and post-visit repeated-measures survey design to evaluate biodiversity literacy - biodiversity understanding and knowledge of actions to help protect biodiversity - in zoo and aquarium ... »
  • Date: 12/27/2014
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    The Global Viewport project was an integrative collaboration between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and. the New Bedford Oceanarium Corporation dba Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport (hereafter, Ocean Explorium). The main thematic area that was addressed is Improving Public Earth System Science Literacy. A main objective of ... »
  • Date: 06/25/2014
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    The Coalition for Science After School (CSAS) was established in 2004 in response to the growing recognition of the need for more opportunities for STEM in out-of-school time, and the increasing attention being paid to out-of-school time programs. CSAS sought to build the field of STEM in out-of-school time by uniting science education goals with ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The article focuses on the establishment of the YOUMedia Network at Saint Public Library in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The digital learning laboratory operates within the guidelines of Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out (HOMAGO) which provides teenagers access to technology and art such as sewing machines, makerspace, and recording studios. ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    We examined the durability of students’ understanding of lunar phenomena one year after a combination of planetarium and classroom lessons. Children (N=16) were interviewed before and after instruction during Year 1 and then again one year later. Analysis of the interview results and instruction reveals that many students retained an understanding ... »
  • Date: 01/24/2014
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    What makes “making”—the next generation of inventing and do-it-yourself—worth paying attention to? In this report, we explore the three categories of makers, the ecosystem growing around those categories, the role technology plays in this ecosystem, and, finally, how business can take advantage of the opportunities this movement represents. ... »

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