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  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Millions of children visit virtual worlds every day. In such virtual play spaces as Habbo Hotel, Toontown, and Whyville, kids chat with friends from school, meet new people, construct avatars, and earn and spend virtual currency. In Connected Play, Yasmin Kafai and Deborah Fields investigate what happens when kids play in virtual worlds, how this ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Museum professionals' increased focus on visitors in recent years has been demonstrated by, among other things, the enhanced practice of evaluation and the development of interpretive plans. Yet too often, these efforts function independent of one another. This book helps museums integrate visitors' perspectives into intepretive planning by ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit when it was first published in 1992, The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understand their constituents. Falk and Dierking have updated this essential reference, incorporating advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Earth science, which in this context does not include oceanic, atmospheric, and space sciences, is vital to the wellbeing of the United States and many of its issues, such as water resources, are expected to grow in importance. An earth science workforce will be needed to deal with this issues and it's important that this workforce draw on the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Messaging for Engineering supports efforts by the engineering community to communicate more effectively about the profession and those who practice it. This report builds on previous research-based efforts to develop and test new, more effective messages about engineering. It was developed through the National Academy of Engineering’s Changing the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Report
    Following a 2011 report by the National Research Council (NRC) on successful K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Congress asked the National Science Foundation to identify methods for tracking progress toward the report's recommendations. In response, the NRC convened the Committee on an Evaluation Framework ... »