ERIC Number: ED421358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
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)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Experience, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Information Technology, Knowledge Representation, Mathematics Education, Nonformal Education, Science Education, Technology Education, World Wide Web
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.