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    Science Investigation System for Telescopes in Education Research

    Hoban, Susan and Keating, John and Sachs, Joel and Laughlin, Daniel and Yesha, Yelena (2003) Science Investigation System for Telescopes in Education Research. In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. IEEE, pp. 1-7. ISBN 0769518745

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    The Virtual Telescopes in Education (VTIE) project, is providing tools for teaching astronomy in K-12 classrooms using remotely controlled telescopes. VTIE's main goal is to promote scientific literacy, including a conceptual understanding of the physical world and the scientific process itself. This paper describes an essential component of VTIE: the scientific investigation system for telescopes in education research (SISTER). Students are aided in the preparation of their observing proposal by a glossary tool for dynamically inducing hyperlinks tailored to a student's reading level, a proposal generation interface to guide them through the process of formulating a scientific question, and a paper writing tool to report the results of the analysis of the data. In this paper we present the architecture and methodology for SISTER.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Virtual Telescopes in Education; science investigation system; astronomy teaching; remotely controlled telescopes; scientific investigation system for telescopes in education research (SISTER);
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8676
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    Depositing User: Dr. John Keating
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 14:45
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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