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Journal of Science Education and Technology
written by James MaKinster, Jonathan Plucker, and Ronald Beghetto
Students are increasingly using the World Wide Web (Web) as a science resource, especially to gather information on a variety of topics. The abundance of information on the Web makes it an especially tantalizing source of information, but not one without considerable risks due to its size and the inability of most Web search engines to organize and prioritize their search results. The purpose of this study was to examine searching patterns of students using the Web as a science information resource. We present cases of both successful and unsuccessful student experiences. Previous research demonstrates that domain knowledge and search expertise are particularly important in terms of students finding information on the Web. In light of these findings, we attempted to (a) provide detailed accounts of how students use the Web as a science resource, (b) illuminate how the different levels of domain knowledge, search expertise, and situational interest impact students' ability to find useful and relevant information on the Web, and (c) draw inferences about the types of tools and scaffolding needed by students when using the Web as a science resource. Detailed case descriptions of students' experiences facilitate discussion of how educators may integrate this popular information source more efficiently and effectively in their classrooms.
Journal of Science Education and Technology: Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 155-172
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Education - Applied Research
- Technology
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
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© 2002 Springer
DOI:
10.1023/A:1014617530297
ISSN Numbers:
1059-0145 (Paper)
1573-1839 (Online)
Keywords:
High Schools, Online Searching, Physics, Science Education, Search Strategies, World Wide Web
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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June 5, 2006 by Lyle Barbato
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J. MaKinster, J. Plucker, and R. Beghetto, J. Sci. Educ. Tech. 11 (2), 155 (2002), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1014617530297).
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J. MaKinster, J. Plucker, and R. Beghetto, Why can't I find Newton's Third Law? Case studies of students' use of the web as a science resource J. Sci. Educ. Tech. 11 (2), 155 (2002), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1014617530297>.
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MaKinster, J., Plucker, J., & Beghetto, R. (2002, June 1). Why can't I find Newton's Third Law? Case studies of students' use of the web as a science resource. J. Sci. Educ. Tech., 11(2), 155-172. Retrieved August 20, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1014617530297
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MaKinster, J, J. Plucker, and R. Beghetto. "Why can't I find Newton's Third Law? Case studies of students' use of the web as a science resource." J. Sci. Educ. Tech. 11, no. 2, (June 1, 2002): 155-172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1014617530297 (accessed 20 August 2014).
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MaKinster, James, Jonathan Plucker, and Ronald Beghetto. "Why can't I find Newton's Third Law? Case studies of students' use of the web as a science resource." J. Sci. Educ. Tech. 11.2 (2002): 155-172. 20 Aug. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1014617530297>.
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