AAS 197, January 2001
Session 86. Innovations in Teaching Astronomy I
Joint Display, Wednesday, January 10, 2001, 9:30am-7:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[86.02] Comparative Study of Two Styles of Remote Lecture for a General Education Course of Natural History

S. Miyaji (Chiba University)

Here I want to present comparative study of these two styles of which have been tried in the general education course at Chiba University. As a general education course of Natural History, astronomy and the evolution of the universe are discussed from scientific point of view. In order to help easy understanding of the astronomy, graphical data (figures and pictures) and further references are important. For graphical data and reference links for further study, its curriculum has already designed as a web based course. As a further step to use internet, we examined two styles of remote lecture course of Natural History. One style is to use a tele-conference system with broad band LAN and the other is web based broadcasting with e-mail answering system. In the case of the tele-conference system, discussion is easy but students need special assistance for using conference tool because total number of students is large so that the system should be complicated. In the case of web-based broadcasting with e-mail answering system, it needs some effort to discuss topics but students do not need any special assistance and they can receive the class even from their homes.

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