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Workshop Program

In an effort to make much of the workshop content available, we have included many of the presentations and posters from the workshop as powerpoint and pdf files linked to this workshop program.


All sessions are in the Alumni Guest House (AGH) Meeting Room unless otherwise indicated

Thursday, February 26

5:00-6:00
Opening remarks (AGH Library): Welcome, workshop goals (PowerPoint 43kB Mar9 04)

Gallery Walk: Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations: What are the opportunities?, Where are the challenges?
This opening activity is envisioned as an opportunity for participants to share their interests, ideas and concerns to guide further workshop discussions.
Group report out: synthesizing a list of important items/ideas


6:00 Reception and dinner (AGH)
Dessert speaker: Michelle Hall Wallace, University of Arizona
Visualizations: What did you mean? What did they see? How do you know? (PowerPoint 2MB Mar9 04)

Friday, February 27

Continental breakfast available at the Country Inn

Using Visualizations to Tell Stories

8:30-10:00
Presentations (introduction to topic, 3 presentations of 15 minutes including one from geoscientist, learning scientist, short discussion after each presentation)
10:00-10:45
Break with demonstrations and posters
Poster session in the lobby Assignment: meet 1 person whose work complements your own (that you didn't already know) report on their work at your round table.
10:45-12:00
Round table discussions (tables assigned):
What have we learned?
What do we need to know?
How do we go about learning this?
What are opportunites, challenges and next steps?
12:00-1:30 Lunch: Language and Dining Center

Using Visualizations to Explore and Understand Data

1:30-3:00
Presentations (introduction to topic, 3 presentations of 15 minutes including one from geoscientist, learning scientist, short discussion after each presentation)
3:00-3:45
Break with demonstrations and posters
3:45-4:45
Round table discussions: What have we learned, opportunities, challenges and next steps (same tables)
4:45-5:30 Whole group report out, discussion and synthesis

Dinner on the town

7:30
Poster Session and Demonstrations (full size posters and all demonstrations available)

Saturday, February 28

Continental breakfast available at the Country Inn

Powerful Emerging Tools and Technologies for Visualization and their Uses

8:30-10:00
Presentations
  • Jeff Sales San Diego State University
    Using Advanced Interactivity to Create Compelling Simulations for Immersive Earth Science Visualizations
  • David Rapp University of Minnesota
    Teaching Students to Read Topographic Maps: Pilot Assessments of GEOWALL
  • Jim Slotta University of California-Berkeley
    "Technology-enhanced Science Curriculum: New Opportunities for Learning and Instruction.
10:00-10:45
Break with demonstrations and posters
10:45-12:00
Round table discussions: Guidelines for developing visualizations. How to assess visualizations? How do we learn what students know and see when they come to our courses? How do we engage students in generating their own visualizations and what do we know about the impact of these on their learning? What do we know about the role of the instructor in effective use of visualizations? What do we know about design of effective activities using visualizations? Review of existing visualization development tools.
12:00-1:30 Lunch: Language and Dining Center

Looking Forward:Ideas, Products, Plans

1:30-2:30
Whole Group Discussion - where are we now, what do we do next? develop working groups for next step planning
2:30-4:30
Working Group Meetings: What visualizations are needed? Cognitive research questions. Collections on the website. Learning what students see in visualizations. Technology platforms and interoperability.
4:30-5:30
Reports, synthesis, evaluation, next steps
7:00 Dinner at the Village Cafe

Sunday, February 29

Departures

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