Bill Richards

Geology, Geology/Geography, Geosciences

North Idaho College

Bill D. Richards is chair of the Geology/Geography Department at North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Essay (1)

Student Response Devices and Online Homework to Support Geoscience Student Success in Traditional Lectures, Distance Learning and Online part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges:Essays
At this institution, the majority of students enroll in a geoscience course to fulfill a laboratory science requirement for the Associates' degree and mostly in Physical Geology (approx. 140 per semester and 40 during the summer session) and Physical Geography (approx. 120 per semester and 30 during summer session). Many 2yc students are not prepared for the level of "active learning" necessary to be successful in content-heavy lecture courses such as Physical Geology and providing students opportunities to become more active in their own learning process is a major focus of my curriculum development. A major activity within my freshmen courses is the use of the interactive student response devices (specifically the Q6 model from Qwizdom).

Other Contribution (1)

Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education (GEODE) part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Morning Workshops:Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education (GEODE)
This workshop will introduce participants to plate-tectonic reconstructions, digital planets, the fold analysis challenge, EarthQuiz, "Reasons for the Seasons, A Grand Tour of the Ocean Basins," and ...