Enhancing weather and climate data use in the classroom with multimedia modules
Rapid improvements in computer technology are now making high-end video capability a reality for PC users. Can we combine this new capability with the wealth of weather and climate data to achieve educational objectives?
To answer these questions, we have created a multimedia module on the El Nino-Southern Oscillation for use in introductory college classes in weather and climate and physical geography. Museum-quality video techniques are combined with remote sensing data sets to give students a rich, educationally meaningful understanding of the ENSO phenomenon.
At the talk, excerpts from the module will be shown to illustrate the approach. Results from pre- and post-module student evaluations will also be presented to illustrate the advantages and challenges of the data-intensive multimedia module approach.
Time permitting, initial results for a similar multimedia module on the stratospheric ozone hole will be presented.