Current and Future Evolution of the AGI/NAGT Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology
The LMPG is a product of the broader geoscience-education community, so I invite the geoscience community to contribute toward the positive evolution of this resource. We need to understand how you use (or would use) the LMPG in your introductory lab course. What lab topics should we add to the current list? Do you feel that any are obsolete? Which of the 96 lab activities are effective and which are not? What is your opinion about the length and scope of the introductory text in each chapter?
Many aspects of educational publishing are now digital, allowing access to expanded online content, potentially lowering cost, enhancing sustainability, and perhaps generating data useful to geoscience education researchers. What opportunities, challenges, and impediments do you foresee if we move part of the LMPG into an online resource? Whom might we unintentionally leave behind if we move ahead with this transformation? Please send your comments, ideas, and experiences related to the LMPG to Vince_LM_Editor@CroninProjects.org.
Teachers can now customize the LMPG, choosing which chapters to include. You can see an advance copy and request a review copy of the new LMPG at the Earth Educators' Rendezvous.