Museums, Researchers Shifting to Online Science Ed. Outreach
From the Smithsonian Institution to a small, do-it-yourself aerodrome in Brooklyn, the nation's cultural institutions, researchers, and "makers" are using technology to overhaul the way they partner with K-12 teachers and students to deliver science education.
Waning are face-to-face outreach and prepackaged curricular content meant to supplement existing classroom lessons.
In their place are massive open online trainings, accessible to thousands of educators at the time and place of their choosing; interactive experiences meant to push students from being passive consumers of information to active producers of content and conductors of experiments; and tech-enhanced projects that seek to blur the boundaries between the classroom, the real...
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