Final Evaluation Report – Multimodal Visitor Analytics: Investigating Naturalistic Engagement with Interactive Tabletop Science Exhibits

March 3rd, 2023 | EVALUATION

This document presents the final evaluation report for the NSF-funded AISL project: "Multimodal Visitor Analytics: Investigating Naturalistic Engagement with Interactive Tabletop Science Exhibits." The external evaluation for this project, led by Dr. Cathy Ringstaff at WestEd, was a mixed-methods study that used a developmental approach. Specifically, the evaluators worked closely with the researchers as thought partners, rather than as an external team who primarily served to monitor grant implementation progress. In the project's final year, evaluators continued to provide feedback, share guidance, and prompt reflection on the project's progress and major activities during project meetings. WestEd also assisted by conducting several site visits where evaluators observed students using the multimodal platform, conducted interviews of research participants, and analyzed observational and interview data. Finally, evaluators interviewed key project staff in the final stages of the project about successes, barriers, and lessons learned over the course of the project.

Document

AISL-Multimodal-Year-5-Evaluation-Report.pdf

Team Members

Cathy Ringstaff, Evaluator, WestEd

Funders

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1713545
Funding Amount: $1,951,956.00

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Discipline: Climate | Ecology | forestry | agriculture
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Games | Simulations | Interactives | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits

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This material is supported by National Science Foundation award DRL-2229061, with previous support under DRL-1612739, DRL-1842633, DRL-1212803, and DRL-0638981. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within InformalScience.org are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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