E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers: Designing Technology Supported Curriculum
John Falco (Schenectady City School District, USA), Patricia Barbanell (Schenectady City School District, USA), Dianna Newman (State University of New York, USA) and Suzanne Dewald (Schenectady City School District, USA)
Copyright: © 2005
A model for partnership with virtual science content providers creates technology-infused science curriculum using interactive videoconferencing technologies and supporting Web resources. The model, based on the work of Project VIEW, demonstrates the viability of videoconferencing and the integration of interactive digital technologies in K-12 classrooms as means to accessing unique science resources for the classroom to engage students in dynamic, self-constructed learning. By bringing enriched content to schools, new structures for pedagogy are emerging that motivate students to learn more, both with and without teacher assistance, effectively promoting increased cognitive development. The chapter offers research results confirming the progress of the model.