T.H.E. Journal, November 1998, p. 63

http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/nov/feat02.html

NASA’s “Learning Technologies Project” (LTP) has begun a number of initiatives to enhance distance learning opportunities for K-12 schools. You can learn more about the program on the Web at

http://www.lerc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12

Here are some of the things the LTP has been able to accomplish since NASA upgraded its video technology capabilities and schools have installed equipment:

  • Teacher training on aerodynamics. Visual materials from the video are available for downloading from NASA’s Web site.

  • Instruction to teachers on the use of airflow simulation software, which is available for free download from NASA’s LTP Web site.

  • Lessons on integrating NASA’s educational Web sites into the K-12 curriculum. Resources include assistance on developing lesson plans, live demonstrations of applying the Web sites to instruction, and tours of interactive Web sites.

Future projects from NASA’s LTP include a jet engine simulation program, Web chats, and additional pre-service and in-service teacher workshops.