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ERIC Number: ED432292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 8
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Top 20 Collaborative Internet-Based Science Projects of 1998: Characteristics and Comparisons to Exemplary Science Instruction.
Berg, Craig A.; Jefson, Cristy
This paper utilizes the characteristics of model science instruction to identify exemplary Internet-based science collaborations. The filter for attaining "exemplary" status was based on state and national standards-generating initiatives and the corresponding implications for appropriate student activity in science classrooms. Twenty examples of online collaboration are identified, described, and used as models that contain the basic components of effective online science collaboration. These models are separated into the following categories: (1) observation and sampling of wildlife (self-collected data); (2) observation and sampling of wildlife (scientist-collected data); (3) observation and sampling of self-characteristics; (4) sampling and analysis of environmental data; (5) resource awareness and consumption; (6) content-related, participant-dependent calculation; and (7) problem solving and engineering. The models also serve to highlight ancillary features that make online collaborative investigations even more effective. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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