E-learning in a virtual science camp for urban youth

Lynne M. Holden, Andrew Morrison, Wallace Berger, Elliot Siegel

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Abstract

The Virtual Science Camp (VSC) is a unique demonstration of synchronous e-learning developed by Mentoring in Medicine (MIM). This paper reports on a pilot offering during the summer of 2012 that taught advanced biological concepts, healthy living and health care career opportunities to medically underserved urban youth. Livestream's interactive video technology was used to engage a diverse audience of mostly high school students at remote sites in a new two week instructional program that provided custom course content free of charge over the internet. We describe the technical and program preparations undertaken, their implementation, the IT environment, a multi-faceted evaluation plan, the results of the experiment, and lessons learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-308
Number of pages10
JournalInformation Services and Use
Volume33
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Health careers
  • Synchronous e-learning
  • Youth development

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  • Library and Information Sciences

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E-learning in a virtual science camp for urban youth. / Holden, Lynne M.; Morrison, Andrew; Berger, Wallace; Siegel, Elliot.

In: Information Services and Use, Vol. 33, No. 3-4, 2013, p. 299-308.

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Holden, Lynne M. ; Morrison, Andrew ; Berger, Wallace ; Siegel, Elliot. / E-learning in a virtual science camp for urban youth. In: Information Services and Use. 2013 ; Vol. 33, No. 3-4. pp. 299-308.
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