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ERIC Number: ED421358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Surfing the Web for Science: Early Data on the Users and Uses of The Why Files.
Eveland, William P., Jr.; Dunwoody, Sharon
NISE Brief, v2 n2 May 1998
This brief offers an initial look at one science site on the World Wide Web (The Why Files: http://whyfiles.news.wise.edu) in order to consider the educational potential of this technology. The long-term goal of the studies of this site is to understand how the World Wide Web can be used to enhance science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education. Includes a preliminary look at the expertise and finances required to develop a site, patterns of site usage, and user characteristics. The results of this study can help answer questions as to whether a well-designed web site can help users understand science as well as a paper publication. (DDR)
National Institute for Science Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706; phone: 608-263-9250; fax: 608-262-7428; e-mail: niseinfo@macc.wisc.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.