AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 87 Use of Modern Technology in Introductory Astronomy Education
Oral, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 2:00-3:30pm, Pacific Salon 1

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[87.04] The COMPADRE Project

S. E. Deustua (American Astronomical Society)

ComPADRE is a joint project of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Astronomical Society, the American Institute of Physics/Society of Physics Students, and the American Physical Society. The projectís goals are to provide focused collections of educational resources that support communities whose core membership belongs to and identifies with the societies. These resources are available to a broad audience. The partnership of physics and astronomy professional societies is vital to the success of comPADRE, since the societies provide a stable, sustaining force for the collections developed here.

The American Astronomical Society is building the Astronomycenter to support instructors of undergraduate introductory astronomy courses. The sources of material include links to online resources such as astronomical images, applets, laboratory simulations, and electronic and print journals. The sources of material will be identified, selected and assessed by reviewers, drawn from the community of instructors. The Astronomycenter will collect, annotate, organize, and deliver the very best of this material.

ComPADRE is currently funded by a two-year grant from the National Science Foundations NSDL (National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Digital Library) program. The NSDL is an NSF effort to support science literacy, at all levels, through access to the materials and methods by which we discover the nature of the physical universe.


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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: deustua@aas.org

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