ERIC Number: ED427656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Innovative Resources for Education and Public Information: Electronic Services, Data and Information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Other NASA Missions.
Christian, Carol A.
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), which supports the operation of the Hubble Space Telescope, is actively investigating and supporting innovative and experimental methods for improving science and math education content. The educational resources on the World Wide Web are derived from the latest data, scientific results, and advances in the supporting technology of the Hubble Mission. The resources and services offered are created through strategic partnerships between scientists, technical staff, educators, informal science institutions, and other key organizations. The inspirational nature of astronomical data lends itself well to multimedia applications and methods using new Internet technologies that cultivate exploration and discovery. Experiments conducted in bringing scientific content, human expertise and the technology together for the benefit of the public and the educational community are illuminating with regard to the barriers and cultural differences between the various participants. Topics discussed in this paper include: (1) astronomy and space science relevance to Web-based applications; (2) research tools and data migration; (3) STScI application, including strategic partnerships and teaming, presentation, and innovative processes; (4) other issues, including intellectual property, caching of resources, and training needs; and (5) samples of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-funded Web-based programs and resources. (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Educational Media, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Hypermedia, Information Dissemination, Information Technology, Multimedia Materials, Partnerships in Education, Scientific and Technical Information, Space Sciences, World Wide Web
Web site: http://aace.virginia.edu/aace/conf/webnet/html/355.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
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