AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 72. Physical Worlds, Biological Worlds, and Virtual Worlds
Invited, Tuesday, January 7, 2003, 3:40-5:10pm, 6AB

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[72.02] Teaching in the Age of Electrons

C. D. Impey (University of Arizona)

Technology opens up a bewildering array of opportunities and options for faculty teaching courses to large groups of non-science majors. The trick is in understanding which modes of instruction increase the engagement and learning of students. Among the tools that show good potential for advancing learning in introductory astronomy classes are virtual worlds, exercises that use real astronomy data sets, expert systems, and content accessible by phone. Some of the capabilities of a new web site to assist astronomy instructors, www.astronomica.org, will be demonstrated.

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