Teaching with New Geoscience Tools: Visualizations, Models, and Online Data

February 10-12, 2008, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

(Note: this workshop has already taken place)
The structural geology working group at the workshop. Photo by Carol Ormand

Geoscience today is a space-age science making extensive use of remote sensing data, remotely collected data, high performance computing, and state of the art data visualizations. These new research tools can often be accessed on-line making them particularly suitable for use in undergraduate teaching.

This workshop brought together geoscientists and educators to look at how we currently take advantage of these new tools in undergraduate education, to look at newly emerging opportunities, and to consider what learning science has to say about teaching with these tools.

Workshop Conveners

  • Cathryn Manduca, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
  • Susan Buhr, CIRES, University of Colorado
  • Mark Leckie, Department of Geoscience, University of Massachusetts
  • Steve Reynolds, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
  • Stephanie Stockman, Science Systems and Applications, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

This workshop built upon prior workshops on teaching with visualizations and large data sets. For related resources, please see Using Global Data Sets in Teaching Earth Processes and Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations: Using Images, Animations, and Models Effectively.

This workshop was part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation - Division of Undergraduate Education .

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