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  • Eclipse 2017 Livestream – An evaluation report for NASA
    Date: 12/01/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Exploratorium’s livestream of the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse reached over 63 million people. Live programs in English and Spanish provided an informal learning experience outside the museum. Over 2.75 million people viewed on-demand videos on eclipse science. Sixty major media providers rebroadcast the livestream telescope feed. Edu, Inc ... »
  • Girls' Interest in Nature and Science Scale (GINSS)
    Date: 12/03/2015
    Resource Category: Scale
    In support of a summative evaluation of SciGirls Season Three, Multimedia Research developed a scale to assess preteen girls’ interest in nature and science. The work was sponsored by Twin Cities PBS under NSF Grant No. 1323713. Multimedia Research developed, piloted, validated and implemented the GINSS: A nine statement Likert scale constructed ... »
  • 3D Visualization Tools for Enhancing Awareness, Understanding and Stewardship of Freshwater Ecosystems - Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded an Informal Science Education (ISE) grant, since renamed Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) to a group of institutions led by two of the University of California, Davis’s centers: the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) and the W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in Earth Sciences ( ... »
  • Digital Programing in Informal Science Learning Settings: Current Trends and Practices
    Date: 06/26/2015
    Resource Category: Front-End
    WCS launched its electronic field trip program, Distance Learning Expeditions, in 2001 when there was tremendous interest in the educational community in the potential of videoconferencing technology for program delivery, as well as money available for the purchase of related broadcast equipment. The program grew rapidly and was successful through ... »
  • DUST Evaluation: Reusability Assessment of Game Components
    Date: 06/01/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Intuitive Company researchers and evaluators assessed four components of the DUST Alternate Reality Game for potential reusability: 1) QTE Environment during Collapse, 2) Brain/Health Scanner Mobile App, 3) Microbe Web App, 4) Star Map Web App. We assessed reusability based on five variables (facilitation, user identification, digital access, ... »
  • Evaluation of NOVA's RNA Lab
    Date: 04/10/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    NOVA Labs ( www.pbs.org/nova/labs ) is a web-based platform designed to engage teens and educators with authentic data, scientific games, tools, and opportunities to communicate with and assist working scientists. The present study sought to investigate the outcomes achieved by users of the fourth NOVA Labs platform developed: RNA Lab. The RNA Lab ... »
  • Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM): Front-End Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/23/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents the results of a front-end evaluation with Saint Louis Science Center visitors on the topics of Mars, Mars exploration, engineering, and robotics. This work was conducted by the Research & Evaluation Department of the Saint Louis Science Center. This front-end study was designed to inform the content development of the ... »
  • Formative Evaluation, Round 1: Places of Invention
    Date: 02/03/2015
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct a formative evaluation for Places of Invention, an exhibition funded by the National Science Foundation. The study explored visitors’ use and interpretation ... »
  • Planet Earth Decision Theater Summative Evaluation
    Date: 01/26/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    In 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) an Environmental Literacy Grant for Science Education. Over the course of four years, SMM’s Planet Earth Decision Theater project developed new Science on a Sphere (SOS) programming, films and other scientific visualizations all intended to ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Power Up! A Mobile Game for Maryland Science Center's Power Up! Exhibit
    Date: 07/31/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    At the Maryland Science Center, a new permanent exhibition with a companion mobile game is focused on electricity. Multimedia Research, an independent evaluation firm, implemented a summative evaluation to assess how using the PowerUp! game in the exhibition influences engagement and knowledge acquisition. The evaluation collected timing and ... »

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