Big Island, HI, USA
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
R. Subramaniam , Nanyang Technological University
Leo Tan Wee Hin , Nanyang Technological University
The opening of a virtual annexe by science centers has given rise to a new genre of learning in web-based education. Seeking to enhance the outreach effectiveness of non-formal science education initiatives among students and the public, these virtual science centers fulfill a useful role in promoting the public understanding of science. The types of content which can be hosted in these sites are discussed. A commentary is also presented on some of the unique issues encountered in this new learning environment, including some suggestions on possible solutions in the light of our experiences.
R. Subramaniam, Leo Tan Wee Hin, "Virtual Science Centers: A New Genre of Learning in Web-based Promotion of Science Education", HICSS, 2003, 36th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, 36th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences 2003, pp. 156b, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2003.1174346