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Electronic Field Trips


Electronic Field Trips

Electronic Field Trips (EFTs) are content-driven programs designed to offer students in K-12 classrooms learning opportunities they would not otherwise experience.

During these live, interactive, satellite broadcasts, students interact with scientists through live demonstrations, phone calls, and e-mail. This interactivity, along with teacher-developed curriculum, makes EFTs a highly effective educational tool.

Learn more about EFTs with International Distance Learning: Technology and Content, Or How To Manage Teachers, Trees, Turtles, and Television (pdf), an article by Dottie Klugel published in the Proceedings of the Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (2005). (See all Distance Learning Journal Publications.)

SERC produces EFTs through a partnership with Ball State University (BSU). Follow the links below to learn about our past and upcoming Electronic Field Trips.


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