AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 36 Uses of Modern Technology in Introductory Astronomy Education
Special Session, Monday, January 10, 2005, 10:00-11:30am, Sunrise

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[36.04] Improving Feedback with Modern Technology

K. M. Lee, C. M. Siedell (University of Nebraska)

The teaching of introductory astronomy has undergone a transformation over the last few years due to advancements in technology. The developments make large amounts of feedback available to both student and instructor regarding student understanding of the material. This presentation will look at two components of that evolution -- peer instruction and web-based assessment -- and show how technology is continuing to make ever greater strides by increasing the sophistication of the prompts to which students react. Demonstration of FLASH animations from the ClassAction Project and the Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project will be used to illustrate these ideas. This work is funded by National Science Foundation grants #0231270 and #0404988.

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