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Challenger Learning Center to Demo e-Missions™ for Northern Ireland

Wed Feb 6 2008

Students at more than 1,200 schools in Northern Ireland may soon experience the fun and excitement of NASA science through e-Missions™ offered by the Challenger Learning Center® at the Center for Educational Technologies®.

The Challenger Learning Center will conduct an overview of its various distance learning e-Missions on Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Challenger will connect with C2-K Belfast, which is responsible for the technology infrastructure in 1,280 schools, serving more than 330,000 students and 20,000 teachers in Northern Ireland. C2-K operates under the auspices of the Education Technology Strategy Management Group of the Department of Education and is funded by the department through the Western Education and Library Board.

Part of C2-K's responsibility is to provide access to a wide range of content and services—such as e-Missions—to support the Northern Ireland curriculum and the professional development of teachers.

e-Missions use distance learning to provide students and adults with problem-based simulations that emphasize teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills. They allow teachers to easily integrate the excitement of technology into the classroom.