Designing On-Line, General Education, Natural Science Courses, in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), at the Pennsylvania State University

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Abstract

This paper presents a general introduction to a sequence of papers, on the development of on-line/hybrid, general-education, natural sciences courses, in The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. The paper focuses on the philosophy that drives our instructional design, and emphasizes our collective mission: to promote scientific literacy in the college-educated citizen. The paper also discusses the collaborative nature of the design process, and could serve as a model for faculty who are thinking of migrating a conventional science-based course to web-delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages12-17
Number of pages6
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9806560809, 9789806560802
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2006, Jointly with the 2nd Int. Conf. on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, SOIC 2006 and 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2006Jul 23 2006

Other

Other4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2006, Jointly with the 2nd Int. Conf. on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, SOIC 2006 and 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/20/067/23/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Education

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    Howell, P. R., Mathews, J. P., Pisupati, S. V., Babb, D. M., & Locklin, R. H. (2006). Designing On-Line, General Education, Natural Science Courses, in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), at the Pennsylvania State University. In EISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Jointly with SOIC 2006 - 2nd Int. Conf. on SOIC and PISTA 2006 - 4th Int. Conf. on PISTA, Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 12-17). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS.