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About This Project

This project is being developed as part of the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) Community Services Center, with funding from the National Science Foundation (03-06708).
These collections offer numerous ways in which digital library technologies can be used to translate exciting new scientific discoveries into effective instructional practice by:
The primary goals of the DLESE Community Service Center are to:

This web content is available for use in the geoscience community, and also serves as models to help guide the development of additional on-line resources. We welcome your feedback, and please consider contributing additional materials to this website.

Resources for Educators

This collection illustrates a number of innovative approaches explored by the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) Community Center at Montana State University to support integration of research and education using digital library technologies. The goal was to develop seamless connections between scientific discoveries and effective instructional practices at the undergraduate level.

These modules draw from and contribute to other instructional programs supported by the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (e.g. the National Science Digital Library (NSDL); Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement-National Dissemination (CCLI-ND) program). All modules include thematic collections of on-line resources that support teaching and learning about the topic and suggested instructional activities.

For examples of using student research in introductory geoscience classrooms, visit Starting Point's Student Research in the Introductory Geosciences Classroom collection.

Collections and their Creators:

The following sites were designed and developed with support from the MSU Geoscience Education Web Development Team. The site in its entirety is hosted by the Science Education Resource Center, Cathy Manduca, Director and Sean Fox, Technical Director.

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