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1. Set goals
2. Consider assessment options
Aligning your assessment strategies with the goals of your course is critical. You can learn more about assessing student learning both as part of the Course Design Tutorial and through our module on Assessing Student Learning.
3. Select pedagogies and teaching activities
The resource collections below are organized to provide a rich set of materials to draw from in constructing the specific set of learning experiences you want for your students. You may also want to explore specific pedagogies to incorporate into your classroom such as teaching with data or teaching with Google Earth. Learn more about teaching methods from the On the Cutting Edge teaching methods module.
Once you've identified the core learning goals for your course, you can use them to focus your search for relevant materials in our resource collections. The resource collections listed below reflect the contributions of faculty members from across the country.
- Course descriptions contributed by faculty for courses involving geodesy, including course syllabi and goals.
- Teaching activities involving geodesy, contributed by faculty members.
- Visualizations including animations, images, diagrams, and short movies.
- Additional resources, including websites, visualizations, and papers related to geodesy.
Workshops and Events
- 2010 Teaching Geodesy in the 21st Century workshop - A follow-on to the 2007 On the Cutting Edge Geophysics workshop, this workshop, sponsored by UNAVCO, focused on applications of geodesy to different subdisciplines of Earth science. During the workshop, participants worked together to develop interactive, engaging learning material for students, and helped identify aspects of geodesy to be included in introductory college level geology education. (learn more about the follow-on workshop series from On the Cutting Edge).
- Contribute Materials: We encourage faculty to contribute course descriptions, teaching activities, visualizations, and references to continue to build our collections.
- Join the email list of faculty who teach geodesy or read the archives of email list discussions.
These pages have been developed in conjunction with UNAVCO with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation - Division of Undergraduate Education.