Tuesday, 16 January 2007: 8:30 AM
Integrating web-based technological classroom tools into an undergraduate radar and satellite meteorology course
206B (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
As part of a graduate level course entitled "Effective Teaching with Technology" administered through the Delta Program at the University of Wisconsin (UW) - Madison, an interactive, self-paced, web-based learning module was developed for an undergraduate Radar and Satellite Meteorology course offered by the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW-Madison. This paper describes how Teaching-as-Research(TAR) principles were used as guidance to create, administer, and improve the learning module. The project's learning goals and outcomes, technological tools that were utilized (e.g. the Integrated Data Viewer and various Java applets), assessment techniques and results, and possible future pathways to expand web-based educational tools for this course will be discussed. Lastly, a description of how of other forms of technology were integrated into the classroom, and plans for future uses of technology in this particular course, will also be provided.