Asynchronous Education in Controlled Environment Agriculture
Efren Fitz-Rodriguez, Chieri Kubota, Chris Pagliarulo, Gene Giacomelli, The University of Arizona, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
A web-based educational instrument for the greenhouse Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Program has been under development at The University of Arizona. The educational deliverables will include, not only libraries of information related to CEA, but also living laboratories with access to historical and real time climate data, and live images of the greenhouse crop production systems. Simulation modules are under development to enhance college and secondary school student education about the inter-related plant and greenhouse systems. These will include aspects of the design, monitoring and control of the greenhouse, as well as, the physiological plant responses within the greenhouse. The results of this program will enhance the capabilities of the worldwide greenhouse industry. Collaboration has recently expanded to include three other land-grant universities, including the U. of Vermont, U. of Florida and Ohio State U., which also have related educational programs in CEA.
Fitz-Rodriguez, E., Kubota, C., Pagliarulo, C. & Giacomelli, G. (2003). Asynchronous Education in Controlled Environment Agriculture. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 72-75). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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