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Youth Learning Net

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Pp. 520-526 in Proceedings of the World Congress of Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources (13-15, March 2002, Iguacu Falls, Brazil)  701P0301.(doi:10.13031/2013.8375)
Authors:   R. Tormoehlen, S. Barkman, R. Fox, C. Personett and W. Vollmer
Keywords:   Computers, Computer-Aided Instruction, 4-H, Youth, WWW, CD-ROM, Multimedia

The purpose of the Youth Learning Net project was to design, develop and evaluate a national interactive computer-based learning project for youth curriculum within the United States' Cooperative Extension Service. This computer-based learning project Youth Learning Net serves as an integral component of curriculum developed by the National 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System (4HCCS), a 39 state cooperative that develops and markets youth curriculum nationwide. The target audience for the Youth Learning Net site is youth (4-H and non-4-H) ages 8-19. This paper reports on efforts to initiate the Youth Learning Net project and the development and deployment of the first curriculum that focuses on computer science. The method utilized to achieve this purpose was the development of an interactive computer-based curriculum deployment via the Internet and via CD-ROM. Preliminary feedback received from users of both the Web Site and the CD has been very positive.

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