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  • Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Virtual communities have been extensively examined -- including their history, how to define them, how to design tools to support them, and how to analyze them. However, most of this research has focused on adult virtual communities, ignoring the unique considerations of virtual communities for children and youth. Young people have personal, ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Recent data delivered by Eurobarometer show how Europeans tend not to perceive science and technology as important factors for the Europe’s future. While showing the scarce development of scientific culture in Europe, these data allow to understand how science and technology are exposed to risk of social marginalization, notwithstanding the ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer Zoffel, program administrator for the Noyce Leadership Institute, examines the three key components of the Noyce Leadership Fellows program that are designed to help science center leaders better engage the public in science learning. These key elements include self-assessment and pushing personal boundaries, ... »
  • Date: 03/20/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Within the UNAM (The National Autonomous University of Mexico) there is an institution, the Dirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia (DGDC) devoted to the popularization of science through different media such as museums, exhibitions, journals, books, radio and TV programs, internet, workshops for children, demos, shows, plays, summer ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This collaboration led by three major national aquariums - Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBAq), National Aquarium in Baltimore (NAIB), and New England Aquarium (NEAq) - is developing a leadership initiative to build capacity within aquariums and related informal science education institutions nation-wide, enabling education staff to engage and inspire ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    A Participatory Model for Integrating Cognitive Research into Exhibits for Children was a model that the Museum of Science proposed to the National Science Foundation's Informal Science Education Program (NSF-ISE) in the Fall of 2006. The Model was to further develop, test, and refine an innovative program that engages adult visitors in a deeper ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2009
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report for educators aims to examine the current landscape of adult informal learning using digital technologies. It provides new data on adult use of technology for informal learning and outlines the existing landscape of tools, resources and services which can support this. It aims to develop a shared understanding of the ways in which ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Resource Center of the 122 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs), in collaboration with the Exploratorium and three regional OLLI sites at California State University-East Bay, University of South Florida, and University of Missouri-Columbia, explored, via this planning grant, a variety of scenarios for engaging target audiences ... »
  • Date: 04/09/2009
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Designers of mobile, social systems must carefully think about how to help their users manage spatial, semantic, and social modes of navigation. Here, we describe our deployment of MobiTags, a system to help museum visitors interact with a collection of "open storage" exhibits, those where the museum provides little curatorial information. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2009
    Resource Category: Research Products
    In this article, we review concepts, measures, and strategies that can be applied to opinion-leader campaigns on climate change. These campaigns can be used to catalyze wider political engagement on the issue and to promote sustainable consumer choices and behaviors. From past research, we outline six relevant categories of self-designated opinion ... »

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