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  • Date: 12/10/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Ways of Knowing, Inc. is producing two one-hour film documentarties for public television on the origin, nature and history of writing. "The Writing Project" (working title) is about the study of writing as a technology. The goal of the films is to explain how writing systems work and to make people aware of the importance of writing in societies ... »
  • Date: 12/02/2002
    Resource Category: Summative
    This document reports on the first phase of a summative evaluation of Science Friday's expansion to examine the importance of research as a theme underlying all science and technology changes. In this phase of the evaluation, in-depth qualitative discussions concerning public understanding of basic research were held with listeners of Science ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California at Berkeley will develop the "Real Astronomy Experience (RAE)" in which science center visitors will explore the universe by controlling and viewing robotic telescopes via the Internet; by using image processing software to understand the images they capture; and by capturing images with ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2002
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The focus of this naturalistic study was to explore the enjoyment and appeal of Cyberchase, and its influence on children attitudes about math, self-confidence about mathematical problem solving, patterns of Website use, mathematical problem solving skills, and content recall. Cyberchase is the Emmy Award-winning mathematics series and website on ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2002
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As the Cyberchase series gained traction, it became evident that Cyberchase's appeal was not limited to the intended age group. Based in part around its visually appealing animation, its humor, and its characters as well as its after-school and Saturday morning broadcast schedule the program also attracted, and developed a loyal following among, ... »
  • Date: 10/10/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The long-running and highly successful National Public Radio series "Science Friday" is venturing in new directions. Given that basic research underlies all of the technological advances influencing our world and that tax dollars pay for that research, the public needs to be informed about the basics of research. To address this need for public ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2002
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A survey has been recently carried out for the first time in Italy concerning science communication through the media and the result has been that science hits the headlines. It is often front-page news in the press and it is also often among the main points of the news on TV. This is not very surprising. ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2002
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper is concerned with the interactions between information technology and the humanities, and focuses on how the humanities have changed since adopting computers. The debate among humanists on the subject initially focuses on the alleged methodological changes brought about by the introduction of computing technology. It subsequently ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2002
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper is concerned with the interactions between information technology and the humanities, and focuses on how the humanities have changed since adopting computers. The debate among humanists on the subject initially focuses on the alleged methodological changes brought about by the introduction of computing technology. It subsequently ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2002
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Communicating modern biotechnologies is certainly no easy task. To tackle such a complex and future-oriented assignment, help may arrive, paradoxically, from the past, from ancient rhetorical tradition, and in particular from Aristotle, the most renowned rhetoric teacher of all time. In his Rhetoric, Aristotle suggested that to be persuasive ... »

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