- Science on the Small Screen: A Short History of Science Education via Remote Learning
September 27, 1:30, via Zoom
As educators try to figure out what teaching looks like in COVID times, “ZOOM-learning” and “remote education” have become the phrases of the day. Yet, learning through the small screen isn’t a new idea; in fact, educators have debated the merit of educational television since the 1940s. In the 1950s, science educators, convinced of the merits of medium, pioneered television shows about science. In this talk, science historian Ingrid Ockert will take viewers through a whirlwind tour of the groundbreaking science television genre and will discuss what early lessons are useful for educators today. This talk is held in conjunction with the Sarnoff’s In Living Color exhibit.
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- Movies Sound Better on Vinyl: The Rise and Fall of the Videodisc (2021-2022) This temporary exhibit celebrate the 40th anniversary of the RCA Videodisc system.