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Internet Environments for Science Education by Philip Bell, Elizabeth A. Davis, Marcia C. Linn

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9The Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE): Scaffolding Knowledge Integration in the Science Classroom

James D. SlottaUniversity of California, Berkeley

The Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) project seeks to extend the Knowledge Integration Environment (KIE) approaches to a wider audience of teachers in a broad range of school settings. Internet technology has developed greatly over the past 5 years with improvements in personal computers, Web browser software, and network access. Building on the foundation of KIE (see Davis, chap. 5, this volume; Bell, chap. 6, this volume; and Hoadley, chap. 7, this volume), WISE has capitalized on these developments to create a second-generation learning environment with improved usability ...

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