Web Casts as Informal E-Learning for Scientific Centers

Web Casts as Informal E-Learning for Scientific Centers

Roxane Bernier (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch193
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Abstract

The advent of global digital networking, chiefly the Internet, broadened access to cultural portals with various remote online education resources, providing a unique behind-the scenes view of knowledge, and therefore re-established the visitor’s own ability of self-learning. Science centers capitalized on that development, as they expanded their mission beyond lab assessments and hands-on interactive exhibits using Web casting with explainers; the most recent innovative technology for real-time demonstrations involve real and virtual scientific institutions. Hence, adopting a multidisciplinary perspective covering both the humanities and natural sciences such as biology, heritage, physics, civilization, informatics, theology, medicine, anthropology, and even law for visitors have become involved in topical debates. Web casting allows individuals to form their viewpoints on contemporary concerns ranging from genetic engineering and sustainability to space exploration.

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