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  • Date: 12/17/2014
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    The goal of the study was to identify current issues for navigating and finding relevant information; evaluate the look and feel of the website in relation to its main purpose; assess the clarity of language to its audience; determine next steps for improvement. We addressed these goals through an expert review based on a 100+ point usability ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    In 2010 EarthSky Communications Inc. was awarded a broad implementation grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled Proyecto de Implementacion Amplia EarthSky en Español (EarthSky in Spanish Broad Implementation Project). In partnership with the Spanish media company Univision Communications Inc. and a national Advisory Committee of ... »
  • Date: 10/15/2014
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC), home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, is dedicated to sharing NASA content to inform, engage, and inspire students, educators, and the public. To further this goal, GLSC will develop a digital experience focused on collaboration and teamwork, emphasizing the benefits of a systems approach to STEM challenges. At ... »
  • Date: 08/22/2014
    Resource Category!: Presentation Slides
    These are the slides for part of the Diving Deeper, Looking Forward session "Building New Audiences with Technology" at the 2014 AISL PI Meeting in Washington, DC. James Harold from the Space Science Institute discusses the opportunities Facebook games as venues for informal learning, highlighting the development of the game "Starchitect." ... »
  • Date: 08/18/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    This poster describes Skynet Junior Scholars (NSF award numbers 1223687, 1223235, 1223345) project. Skynet Junior Scholars engages middle and high school aged youth in the study of the Universe using the same tools as professionals by: targeting youth audience enrolled in the 4-H program; building accessibility standards into the SJS design ; ... »
  • Date: 03/25/2014
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    Modern society has led many people to become consumers of data unlike previous generations. How this shift in the way information is communicated and received — including in areas of science — and affects perception and comprehension is still an open question. This study examined one aspect of this digital age: perceptions of astronomical images ... »
  • Date: 03/04/2014
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) contracted with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to help determine realistic strategies and next steps for scaling up its Science in Pre-K program, a PNC Bank-funded teacher professional development program that supports District of Columbia Public Schools’ (DCPS) preschool teachers in teaching ... »
  • Date: 03/04/2014
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) contracted with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to help determine realistic strategies and next steps for scaling up its Science in Pre-K program, a PNC Bank-funded teacher professional development program that supports District of Columbia Public Schools’ (DCPS) preschool teachers in teaching ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (Museum) is creating Curious Scientific Investigator (CSI): Beyond Spaceship Earth, a project geared towards immersing children and families in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, which will be launched in 2016. As the lead institution, the Museum is partnering with NASA Johnson ... »
  • Date: 10/30/2013
    Resource Category!: Summative
    Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG), a Cambridge-based research firm specializing in the evaluation of educational programs, conducted the summative evaluation of StarTalk. The overall focus was to examine how well the joint presentation of science and humor reaches a public audience, including an audience not typically exposed to informal science ... »

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