Initial Publication Date: February 10, 2014

Information for Materials Developers

Where instructions for the two projects are the same, the pages link directly to InTeGrate information. Where the instructions or details differ, GETSI-specific pages have been developed.

Just Getting Started?

Please read the Information for New Authors page in its entirety. This orientation page outlines how new authors get started working with their team to create their materials. It explains the steps new authors need to take and provides an overview for how the process of materials development works.

  • Structuring Your Module or Course describes InTeGrate's basic structure of modules and courses and outlines how the materials will be presented as a set of web pages. GETSI is, of course, not building any courses, just teaching modules.
  • Working as an InTeGrate Team provides tips that apply to GETSI too for teams working together virtually, how to make the best use of your webspace and reporting page, information on using your team's email list, and tips on how to meet synchronously. Information about copyright. The materials that you develop will be offered for non-commercial redistribution under a Creative Commons license. InTeGrate has also posted a screencast of a webinar about copyright issues.
  • Working with the InTeGrate Design Rubric this page describes how the rubric was created, outlines the main sub-areas and elements of the rubric, and discusses rubric scoring. The GETSI Materials Development Rubric (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 134kB Dec7 17) is essentially the same as the InTeGrate rubric but includes specific mention of geodetic data and quantitative reasoning.
  • Your Module Development Timeline outlines the three-phase material development schedule. Includes an estimate of the amount of time needed for the assessment consultant to complete their work for each step and specific responsibilities that each group within the team (i.e. materials development team, team leader, etc.) must complete.
  • Working with your Assessment Consultant provides an outline for how you will work with the assessment team, a description of the requirements for assessment data.
  • Collecting Data in Your Classroom details the mechanics of setting up the data collection system for your course and collecting assessment data in the classroom.
  • Forms and Documents (limited access page) contains example IRB documents, link to example InTeGrate module (Climate of Change), the GETSI Materials Development Rubric, student attitudinal surveys, Geoscience Literacy Exam (GLE), faculty reflections, BARSTL survey, the Course Setup Form (in preparation for materials testing), and GETSI document templates. You must be logged in to your SERC account to view this page.
  • Materials in Progress contains all materials being developed by teams and includes information about email lists and list archives.
  • Frequently Asked Questions provides answers and links to more information on some of the most frequently asked questions regarding materials development and testing.
If you have questions, please email the GETSI facilitator (Beth) or webteam liaison (Molly) who can help you find an answer.