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EarthEd Online: Software Supporting a General Education Oceanography Course
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, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Oceanography at UCSB is an introductory general education science course taken by up to 100-200 students per quarter. The emphasis is on learning science process by engaging in authentic science activities that use real earth data and apply findings to environmental issues such as seismic hazards, global warming, El-Nino, monsoons, etc. Supported online activities are: a) writing and instructor feedback, b) threaded discussion with live chat and graphics, c) automatically graded homework and games, d) auto graded quizzes with questions randomly selected from a database, and e) thought problems graded by the instructor(s). Students have immediate access to their course grade. Deadlines are rigorously enforced. The courseware is integrated with data browsers that allow students to study evidence for the support of the theory of plate tectonics and the 3D structure of the ocean temperature, salinity, and composition using the World Ocean Atlas 98 database.

Citation

Prothero, W. (2003). EarthEd Online: Software Supporting a General Education Oceanography Course. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1357-1358). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 19, 2019 from .

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