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ISSUE 3 - May 2008

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Contextual Narrative as an Information Architecture for the WorldWide Telescope (page 22-25)
Curtis Wong

The evolution of the world wide web has enabled access to information about almost any topic conceivable. However, access to information is only one component of learning and understanding. How do people initially engage with unfamiliar or uninteresting subjects, where they do not know enough even to ask a question? How do educators and communicators make a topic sufficiently compelling to pique curiosity and sustain enough interest to facilitate learning?