Using Data in Undergraduate Science Classrooms (Acrobat (PDF) 467kB Nov25 03) is a workshop report that covers the benefits, issues, and challenges of using data for teaching and learning. The report also offers examples, scenarios, and pedagogic resources that address the practical aspects of using data in the classroom.

The DataSheet Template document (Microsoft Word 89kB Mar15 07) lists and describes the fields to be completed to create a DataSheet for a particular dataset.

The Activity Outline Guide identifies the components of an activity that the AccessData team needs to create.

The Writing an EET Chapter (Acrobat (PDF) 164kB Aug7 08) document presents guidelines and advice for creating an effective Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) chapter that is consistent with other chapters.

The EET Chapter Template Field Descriptions (Microsoft Word 39kB May23 04) document lists and describes the fields to be completed to create an EET chapter. Once completed the text completed for each field can be copied and pasted into the online fields to create a formatted EET chapter.

Bringing Research on Learning to the Geosciences (Acrobat (PDF) 879kB Mar9 04) is a workshop report that summarizes discussions on the application of research on learning to improve learning in the geosciences.

RODES Workshop Report (Acrobat (PDF) 392kB Aug28 07) describes activities from a workshop focused on using GeoMapApp at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in 2004.

Making Undergraduate Geoscience Quantitative: This paper by Manduca et al. was published in EOS and looks at new websites addressing the use of quantitative skills in geoscience classes.

Recommendations for Making Geoscience Data Accessible and Usable in Education (Acrobat (PDF) 34kB Sep17 08) This paper by Ledley et al. was published in Eos and provides recommendations for educationally relevant metatdata and review criteria for datasets and data sites.

A Model for Enabling an Effective Outcome-Oriented Communication Between the Scientific and Educational Communities by Ledley, Taber, Lynds, Domenico, and Dahlman This paper was published in the Journal of Geoscience Education, v.60, no.3, pp257-267, August 2012. It provides the model of how effective communication between scientists and educators was enabled in the AccessData workshops to result in usable Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters. This paper won JGE's 2013 Outstanding Paper Award http://nagt-jge.org/page/awards.

Geoscience Data for Educational Use: Recommendations from the Scientific/Technical and Educational Communities by Taber, Ledley, Lynds, Domenico, and Dahlman. This paper was published in the Journal of Geoscience Education, v.60, no. 3, pp249-256, August 2012. It provides the results of 6 years of data use surveys taken by participants in the DLESE Data Services and AccessData workshops between 2004 and 2009..

Workshop Evaluations

Workshop evaluations were performed by Susan Lynds and Susan Buhr of DLESE Evaluation Services, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado. Evaluation data were gathered through an initial Data Use Survey, daily questionnaires, and a final survey.

2004 DLESE Data Services Workshop Evaluation Report (Acrobat (PDF) 4.1MB Jan26 10)

2005 DLESE Data Services Workshop Evaluation Report (Acrobat (PDF) 427kB Jul22 10)

2006 DLESE Data Services Workshop Evaluation Report (Acrobat (PDF) 4.6MB Jan26 10)

2007 AccessData Workshop Evaluation Report (Acrobat (PDF) 3.3MB Jan26 10)

2008 AccessData Workshop Evaluation Report (Acrobat (PDF) 3.5MB Jan26 10)

2009 AccessData Workshop Evaluation Report (Acrobat (PDF) 370kB Jan26 10)

2010 AccessData Impacts Workshop, February 11-12, 2010 Evaluation Report (Microsoft Word 322kB Mar29 11)


In conjunction with the 2010 Impacts Workshop we conducted a longitudinal evaluation survey with participation from all six DLESE Data Services and Access Data workshops. This is the
2010 Longitudinal Impacts Survey Results, DLESE Data Services and AccessData Workshops 2004-2009 (Acrobat (PDF) 1.1MB Aug18 11).