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ERIC Number: ED466578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 6
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Creating Virtual Labs To Teach Middle School Astronomy Principles: The NASA Connect Education Program Series.
Byers, Al; Halpin, David; Smith, Todd
This paper presents a case study analyzing the instructional design process and interactive World Wide Web product developed by instructional technology graduate students at Virginia Tech to support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) CONNECT distance education program. The NASA CONNECT program is described, and the various ways to interact with the program are enumerated. The paper focuses on the "virtual lab" Web component, highlighting design, student progression and interaction through the virtual lab, supporting sub-lessons, and keeping track of cosmological time. NASA CONNECT is an award-winning distance education program that incorporates multiple modes of delivery and student engagement and is managed out of the NASA Langley Research Center (Virginia). Serving thousands of students each year, NASA CONNECT is one of a myriad of educational programs sponsored by NASA. (Contains 26 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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