Titel: Developing a Digital National Library for Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education: Report of a Workshop
Autor/en: National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Scienc, Board on Science Education
NATL ACADEMY PR
1. Januar 1998 - kartoniert - 136 Seiten
In 1996, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released a report about ways to improve undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SME&T) education. One recommendation called for establishing a digital library, similar to those that are being constructed for many research communities, that would make available electronically a wide variety of materials for improving teaching and learning of SME&T.The NSF asked the National Research Council (NRC) to examine the feasibility of and issues associated with establishing such a digital national library. In response, an NRC steering committee commissioned a series of papers and convened a workshop to consider these issues. This resulting book delineates the issues that should be considered and provides recommendations to resolve them prior to committing funds.
Executive summary: issues considered - curricular, pedagogical, and user issues, logistic and technology issues, economic and legal issues; overview of conclusions - users and needs; content; economic and legal issues; Steering Committee recommendations. Introduction: background; process; project Foci - curricular, pedagogical, and user issues, logistic and technology issues, economic and legal issues; organization of the project - organization of commissioned papers and workshop discussions; organization of the report. Summary of the workshop: introductory remarks - plenary sessions, day 1, general discussion, day 1, Straw poll and results; report from break-out session, day 1, curricular, pedagogical and user issues, logistics and technology issues; introductory remarks and discussion, day 2 - general discussion; report from break--out sessions, day 2, economic and legal issues, logistic and technology issues; user and pedagogical issues, group 1; user and pedagogical issues, group 2. Synthesis and conclusions: key observations; critical issues; implementation - economic, legal, and technological issues - economic issues, legal issues, technology issues. Steering Committee recommendations. Literature cited. Appendices: A national library for undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering and technology education - a learning laboratory, Prudence S. Adler, Mary M. Case; The digital library as 'road and load' - partnerships in carrier and content for a national library for undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering and technology education, Harold Billings; A national library for undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education - needs, options, and feasibility (technical considerations, william Y. arms; A digital library of undergraduate SME education materials - the need and technical issues, Su-Shing Chen; Digital national library for undergraduate science, mathematics, and engineering education - comments and another option, Stephen C. Ehrmann; Digital libraries for educational reform - instantiation, ignorance, and information, John R. Jungck; Issues in developing a national digital library for undergraduate mathematics, science and engineering education, James H. Keller; some technical and economic issues in the design of a national library for undergraduate science. mathematics, engineering and technology education, Clifford Lynch; Basic issues regarding the establishment of a national SME&T digital library, Francis Miksa. (Part contents).
Steering Committee for Developing a Digital National Library for Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education, National Research Council