36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the (2003)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
Leo Tan Wee Hin , Nanyang Technological University
R. Subramaniam , Nanyang Technological University
Anil K Aggarwal , University of Baltimore
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.
A. K. Aggarwal, R. Subramaniam and L. T. Hin, "Virtual Science Centers: A New Genre of Learning in Web-based Promotion of Science Education," 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2003, pp. 156b.