Technologies and tools to support informal science learning

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, David E. Kanter, Kirsten Ellenbogen, Leilah Lyons, Steven Zuiker, Tom Satwicz, Sandra Toro Martell, Matthew Brown, Sherry Hsi, Brian K. Smith, Molly Phipps, Robert Jordan, Jennifer Weible, Chris Gamrat, Ben Loh, Joyce Ma

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Abstract

This paper explores the role of technologies in supporting informal science learning from seven perspectives. Together, the authors ask a common question: How can learning technologies-tools, spaces, and places-be designed to support learners within and across environments? Eight exemplars are offered to answer this question through an analysis of a specific instance of technology in a non-school environment. Collectively, the authors examine the role of tools that support: access to and distribution of information; scaffolds to help learners tackle complex tasks and deeper understandings; bridging learning across contexts; feedback and reflection; extension of learning experiences in a temporal way; aggregations of visible knowledge, social interaction, facilitation of social practices, personalized learning, and the breakdown of epistemic authority. The authors and two discussants reflect on the methodological innovation, technological advancement, and collaborations needed to move research in this area forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Pages260-266
Number of pages7
Volume2
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010

Other

Other9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/29/107/2/10

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Scaffolds
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Innovation
Feedback
technical innovation
aggregation
interaction
experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Zimmerman, H. T., Kanter, D. E., Ellenbogen, K., Lyons, L., Zuiker, S., Satwicz, T., ... Ma, J. (2010). Technologies and tools to support informal science learning. In Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (Vol. 2, pp. 260-266)

Technologies and tools to support informal science learning. / Zimmerman, Heather Toomey; Kanter, David E.; Ellenbogen, Kirsten; Lyons, Leilah; Zuiker, Steven; Satwicz, Tom; Martell, Sandra Toro; Brown, Matthew; Hsi, Sherry; Smith, Brian K.; Phipps, Molly; Jordan, Robert; Weible, Jennifer; Gamrat, Chris; Loh, Ben; Ma, Joyce.

Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Vol. 2 2010. p. 260-266.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zimmerman, HT, Kanter, DE, Ellenbogen, K, Lyons, L, Zuiker, S, Satwicz, T, Martell, ST, Brown, M, Hsi, S, Smith, BK, Phipps, M, Jordan, R, Weible, J, Gamrat, C, Loh, B & Ma, J 2010, Technologies and tools to support informal science learning. in Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. vol. 2, pp. 260-266, 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010, Chicago, IL, United States, 6/29/10.
Zimmerman HT, Kanter DE, Ellenbogen K, Lyons L, Zuiker S, Satwicz T et al. Technologies and tools to support informal science learning. In Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Vol. 2. 2010. p. 260-266
Zimmerman, Heather Toomey ; Kanter, David E. ; Ellenbogen, Kirsten ; Lyons, Leilah ; Zuiker, Steven ; Satwicz, Tom ; Martell, Sandra Toro ; Brown, Matthew ; Hsi, Sherry ; Smith, Brian K. ; Phipps, Molly ; Jordan, Robert ; Weible, Jennifer ; Gamrat, Chris ; Loh, Ben ; Ma, Joyce. / Technologies and tools to support informal science learning. Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Vol. 2 2010. pp. 260-266
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