Theme: Online Education

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Online Education.

Building Community in your Online Course: Strategies for getting students to work together ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Student Union: Santa Ana A and B

Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ

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Facilitating peer learning and building community in online courses represents a fundamental component of student engagement and success in online learning. In this roundtable discussion, we will share examples of ...
Lab-like Learning in Lecture – Video Snips and Tutorials for Active Learning Exercises ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:45pm Northrop Hall: 116

Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Lecture and laboratory classes are commonly understood as serving different purposes and delivering different student experiences. For example, lectures in introductory science courses typically focus on student ...
Using Research Instrumentation as a Teaching Tool in Geosciences Through Remote and On-site Operation ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 3:00pm Northrop Hall: 116

Christopher Vidito, Florida International University
Jeff Ryan, University of South Florida
Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Florida International University
Dr. James MacDonald, Florida Gulf Coast University
Mary Beck, Valencia Community College
Dr. Sven Holbik, Valencia Community College

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Remotely operated research instrumentation as a pedagogical tool in geosciences is the focus of this study. The goals of this intervention are to engage students in scientific inquiry and to further their ...
Eat All the Pez: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Ideas for K-12 Teacher Professional Development POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Earth science is the smallest discipline among the sciences in terms of number of certified teachers at the K-12 level (compared to biology, chemistry, and physics). Some states require no instruction in Earth ...
Comparing Textbook Chapters and Adaptive Learning Lessons: Assessing Student Learning Motivation in the Earth Sciences POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

E. Christa Farmer, Hofstra University
Adam Halpern, Hofstra University
Amy Catalano, Hofstra University

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Do differences exist in how students feel about their learning experiences using an adaptive learning platform versus a traditional textbook? There is a gap in the literature comparing learning motivation between ...
Mixed-methods research on student geoscience learning at Grand Canyon by complementary in-situ and virtual modalities POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Thomas Ruberto, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Chris Mead, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Geoffrey Bruce, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Sanlyn Buxner, The University of Arizona
Ariel Anbar, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

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Not all students enjoy equal access to field-based geoscience learning, even as ever more immersive, rich, and student-centered virtual field experiences become more widely available. No virtual modalities yet ...
Geoscience Videos and their Role in Supporting Student Learning POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Jennifer Wiggen, North Carolina State University
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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A series of geoscience videos were created to support student learning in Introductory Physical Geology classes at North Carolina State University. Videos are typically 5-7 minutes long and made using a stylus, ...
Developing Research Based Laboratories for Introductory Physical and Historical Geology POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Jose Cervantes, University of Texas at El Paso
Diane Doser, University of Texas at El Paso

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In 2014, a 5 year grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) was awarded to The University of Texas at El Paso to create research based labs in introductory courses in the College of Science. In the ...
High-Adventure Science: Making and Defending Scientific Claims in the Face of Uncertainty POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Amy Pallant, The Concord Consortium

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The poster will describe results from the NSF-funded High-Adventure Science: Earth's Systems and Sustainability project. The project developed five online curriculum modules that promote understanding of how ...
Teaching Online AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Acoma A and B

Cory Pettijohn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephen Marshak, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Summary Please join us for this afternoon mini-workshop as we collaborate in a discussion of educational technology resources and practices that help to engage both blended and fully online classroom learners in ...
Assessing Impact of InTeGrate Materials in an Introductory Environmental Science Course ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:00pm Northrop Hall: 340

Tara Holmberg, Northwestern Connecticut Community College

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Using InTeGrate modules in an Introduction to Environmental Science course since the spring of 2016, gains in student achievement in objectives related to soils, agriculture, mining, climate change, among others ...
Leveraging the relationship between student confidence and performance to promote achievement in introductory geoscience courses ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:30pm Northrop Hall: 116

Jason Jones, North Carolina State University
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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Many students don't know how learning happens, nor what they have to do to make it happen. This awareness of how to learn falls under the purview of metacognition and in a process called self-regulation. ...
Engaging Online Students in Authentic Earth Science Experiences ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm Student Union: Fiesta A and B

Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Whether we are teaching large or small classes, introductory level, non-majors, or upper levels, we all want our online students to analyze and interpret authentic data as well as make scientifically sound ...
Supplementing InTeGrate Earth Science Modules with American Meteorological Society (AMS) and Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Educational Content POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

David Padgett, Tennessee State University

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The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Weather Studies and Climate Studies programs have been institutionalized at Tennessee State University (TSU) since fall 2005. The interactive AMS learning materials are ...