2002 Annual

Tuesday, 15 January 2002: 11:30 AM
An Assessment of Interactive Video teleconference Sessions between the United States Air Force Academy and the United States Naval Academy
David T. Lawyer, U. S. Air Force Academy, USAF Academy, CO; and D. J. Whitford, D. R. Smith, and B. E. Heckman
Poster PDF (30.5 kB)
This paper and the accompanying presentation will describe the results of interactive Videoteleconference (VTC) sessions conducted between the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) and the United States Naval Academy (USNA). From 1999-2001, the USNA broadcast twelve one-hour VTC sessions to the USAFA as an enhancement to the USAFA senior-level Geosciences course titled; Application of the Geosciences to Joint Naval and Air Force Operations. The sessions were designed to support a specific segment of the USAFA course on Marine Meteorology, specifically ocean sea and swell forecasting. In 2001, USAFA reciprocated by broadcasting two one-hour VTC sessions as an enhancement to a USNA senior-level independent study class on aviation weather hazards.

This method of interactive VTC was first introduced and explained at the 9th Symposium on Education in Long Beach, California in January of 2000. Since that time, new equipment was purchased, different rooms were utilized, various teaching techniques were incorporated, and additional sessions were conducted. This paper and presentation will illustrate the physical layout of the sessions, describe the lessons learned on behalf of the instructors, discuss the feedback from both the Navy midshipmen and Air Force cadets, and most importantly, describe the future implications and challenges of this exciting new technology for the classroom.

Supplementary URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~dala2