Leveraging Technology for Engagement
Education Technology and Products
Technology plays an important role in providing a delivery
mechanism to reach the next generation of explorers to inspire,
inform, and involve them in NASA research activities and
encourage them to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. NASA is committed
to distributing educational information through instructional
and outreach products. In the future, powerful technologies
will enable new learning environments to be developed that use
simulations, visualizations, immersive environments, gameplaying
and learner networking. These tools will create rich and
compelling learning opportunities, thereby meeting the needs of
learners while empowering educators and other adults to unlock
the potential of a student’s mind. Learning will be on demand,
meaning that students, educators, and the general public will
have access to exactly what they need when they need it.
NASA is moving toward this education future by developing
new methods for making its exciting discoveries and valuable
resources available to students, educators and the public.
The Education Technology and Products program area focuses on three categories of projects:
-- Education Technology Research and Development - Identify and implement new advanced technology application that will positively impact learning.
-- Learning Tools and Materials - Demonstrate the effectiveness of NASA digital content materials in targeted learning environments.
-- Digital Learning/Content Services - Establish a technology infrastructure that meets citizen demand for NASA learning services.
Visit the Find Teaching Materials
section to find classroom-related resources.