AAS 206th Meeting, 29 May - 2 June 2005
Session 2 Astronomy 101: something old, something new, something borrowed, something true
Poster, Monday, 9:20am-6:30pm, Tuesday, 10:00am-7:00pm, May 30, 2005, Ballroom A

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[2.01] Evaluation of the Astronomy Workshop's Computer Assisted Learning Tools

G. L. Deming, D. P. Hamilton (University of Maryland)

The computer assisted learning tools at the Astronomy Workshop web site (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) have been available on the Internet since 1997. The site consists of ~25 interactive tools designed primarily for undergraduate non-science majors. The site is popular with more than 87,000 hits to the main page since counting began in January 2000. A Google search for "collisions" lists one of the Astronomy Workshop's tools as its first item. We have begun a study of the impact of three of the tools on undergraduate learning as part of a NASA EPO grant. The first phase of our study involves student interviews, the results of which will be presented. We welcome feedback from the community.

This work is funded by NASA EPO 04 410.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: deming@astro.umd.edu

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