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ERIC Number: EJ848995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
ICT-Mediated Science Inquiry: The Remote Access Microscopy Project (RAMP)
Hunt, John
Australian Educational Computing, v22 n1 p26-33 Jun 2007
The calls for the transformation of how science is taught (and what is taught) are numerous and show no sign of abating. Common amongst these calls is the need to shift from the traditional teaching and learning towards a model that represents the social constructivist epistemology. These calls have coincided with the Internet revolution. Through the Internet, learners are able to access many and varied sources of information: a new era of information access has begun and continues at a rapid pace. Delivery of synchronous Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images to learners (who can be thousands of kilometres from the microscope) is now possible using standard data lines, the Internet, and data projectors. This is an adjunct to other information sources and exploits developing communication technology. Learners are able to access the knowledge and expertise of the remote science experts, usually a scientist in the specialist field and a science educator. This paper discusses the Remote Access Microscopy Project (RAMP) research, and investigates links between existing and emerging communication technologies and pedagogical practices and the impact these have on learners. The RAMP research is built around four phases of activity: (1) a scan of student-learner attitude to science; (2) the Pre-Intervention phase; (3) the Intervention phase; and (4) the post-Intervention phase. (Contains 8 tables and 6 pictures.)
Australian Council for Computers in Education. PO Box 1255, Belconnen, ACT 2616 Australia. Tel: +61-3-9349-3733; Fax: +61-3-9349-5356; Web site: http://www.acce.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia