San Jose State University
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Course Information Survey part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
This activity is a brief quiz to be completed at beginning of course that provides information to instructor about the internet access and computer resources of each student as well as assesses whether student has reviewed syllabus, is ready to begin class, and understands the rigor of an online, and has noted due dates of major assignments.
NanTroSEIZE in 3-D part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
We have developed a web-based virtual expedition, NanTroSEIZE in 3-D, based on a seismic survey associated with the NanTroSEIZE program of NSF-MARGINS and IODP to study the properties of the plate boundary fault system in the upper limit of the seismogenic zone off Japan. The virtual voyage can be used in undergraduate classes at anytime, since it is not directly tied to the finite duration of a specific seagoing project. The website combines text, graphics, audio and video to place learning in an experiential framework as students participate on the expedition and carry out research. Students learn about the scientific background of the program, especially the critical role of international collaboration, and meet the chief scientists before joining the sea-going expedition. Students are presented with the principles of 3-D seismic imaging, data processing and interpretation while mapping and identifying the active faults that were the likely sources of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan in 1944 and 1948. They also learn about IODP drilling that began in 2007 and will extend through much of the next decade.
General Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course focuses on the scientific examination of the impact of the oceans on global society, and human impacts on the oceans, through web-based exercises, bulletin board discussions, and field studies of local shoreline habitats. Students play an active role in their learning through the timely, but self-paced, completion of online virtual expeditions in which students take on the role of a research oceanographer. Students participate in electronic discussions, often problem-based and issue-oriented, with other students on issues based on reading assignments and research activities. Approximately 120 enroll in class each semester with another 200 students enrolling in the winter and summer special sessions.
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NanTroSEIZE in 3-D part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
NanTroSEIZE 3-D is a online virtual voyage based on a seismic survey to study the properties of the plate boundary fault system in the upper limit of the seismogenic zone off Japan. The virtual voyage comes in two versions, one for use in lower division general education geoscience courses and the other in upper division geology courses in tectonics, marine geology and geophysics. NanTroSEIZE in 3-D places undergraduate learning in an experiential framework as students participate (virtually) on the expedition and carry out research on the structure of the plate boundary fault. Students learn the scientific background of the program, especially the critical role of international collaboration, and meet the chief scientists before joining the 3-D seismic imaging expedition to identify the active faults that were the likely sources of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan in 1944 and 1948. The initial results of phase I ODP drilling that began in 2007 are also reviewed. Students document their research on a worksheet that accompanies the expedition, interpret a slice through the 3-D seismic volume, and compose an "AGU-style" abstract summarizing their work, which is submitted to the instructor for review.
The Next Decade of The Seismogenic Zone Experiment - Video Presentation Podcasts part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
Three video podcasts were produced with PowerPoint presentations associated with the SEIZE initiative of the NSF-MARGINS program. In particular, the video podcasts, highlight three of the invited presentations at the "The Next Decade of the Seismogenic Zone Experiment Workshop," held in September 2008. The podcasts can used by students and faculty in geoscience courses such as tectonics, geophysics, marine geology and oceanography. The following presentations from the workshop are available: 1. Slow slip - An ubiquitous yet poorly understood mode of strain release - S. Schwartz (UC Santa Cruz) 2. World's thickest seismogenic fault rock from a subduction complex, Kodiak Islands, Alaska - J.C. Moore (UC Santa Cruz) 3. NanTroSEIZE: The IODP Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment by H. Tobin (Univ. of Wisconsin) - forthcoming This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0633234
Events and Communities
Ocean System 2005 Participants: Presenter