E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers

E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers

Leo Tan Wee Hin (National Institute of Education, Singapore) and R. Subramaniam (National Institute of Education, Singapore)
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Release Date: April, 2005|Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 457
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-591-7
ISBN13: 9781591405917|ISBN10: 1591405912|EISBN13: 9781591405931
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E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers addresses an aspect of Web-based education that has not attracted sufficient attention in the international research literature – that of virtual science centers, the cyberspace annex of traditional science centers. It is the first book to be published on the rapidly advancing field of science education. Addressed to science and technology centers, science museums, and researchers in Web-based education, this book provides an overview of the state-of-the-art developments in this new and emerging field of science education.

Written for practitioners by practitioners, the 20 chapters featured in this book represent the contributions of more than 40 authors from over 10 countries – truly an international effort and a veritable gauge of state-of-the-art perspectives. E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers features theoretical issues, design considerations in the setting up virtual science centers, and case studies on various aspects of the field.

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E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers purports to be the first book published on the subject. The editors have collected 20 articles from authors around the globe on a wide range of subjects and organized them into three sections.

– Visitor Studies Today, Vol. 9, Iss. 1 (2006)

This massive volume, 20 chapters by authors from 11 countries, covers theoretical issues, design considerations, and case studies.

– CHOICE, Vol. 43, No. 8 (2006)
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Leo Tan Wee Hin has a Ph.D. degree in Marine Biology. He holds the concurrent appointments of President of the Singapore National Academy of Science as well as Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of Special Projects in the Faculty of Science at the National University of Singapore. Prior to this, he was Director of the National Institute of Education and Director of the Singapore Science Centre. His research interests are in the fields of marine biology, ICT in education, science education, museum science, telecommunications, and transportation. He has published numerous research papers in international refereed journals.
R. Subramaniam has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. He is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University and Honorary Secretary of the Singapore National Academy of Science. Prior to this he was Acting Head of Physical Sciences at the Singapore Science Centre. His research interests are in the fields of physical chemistry, ICT in education, science education, museum science, telecommunications, and transportation He has published several research papers in international refereed journals.
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