NASA Launches 'eClips' for Online Science Education

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NASA has launched a new online digital media service to foster science education in the 2008-2009 school year. Dubbed "eClips," the new service offers short, on demand video clips focused on space science and engineering, along with environmental sciences. eClips is a partnership between NASA and YouTube, Internet Archive, CaptionMax, and the National Institute of Aerospace.

NASA eClips currently includes 55 individual five- to 10-minute sceince-focused video clips. For schools using the eClip service, content is broken down by grade level. eClips collections also include teacher resources with examples "of how to effectively use the products as instructional tools." New content is being added weekly, and NASA said it expects the total number of clips available to reach 220 by next year.

"This new product was designed to respond to the needs of today's educators, and highlights NASA's commitment to providing science, math, technology and engineering resources in a way that is relevant to tomorrow's explorers," said Joyce Winterton, NASA's assistant administrator for education, in a statement released Thursday.

eClips content is available now for students and educators. Further information can be found here.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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