A brave new world

Introducing the planets online

Natalie Spence*, Dean Groom, Orsola de Marco, Robert Parker, Michael Ireland, Mark Wardle

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Abstract

There are numerous challenges facing a class at university: limited access to tutorial rooms, fewer tutors and low student attendance in traditional lectures. A further challenge in science is the need to facilitate the learning—and develop the science literacy—of non-science majors, who in the case of this paper elect to study astronomy as part of their academic program. On moving a class online, the challenge includes finding, and becoming confident in using, effective methods and tools. This paper traces a process of review and collaboration between an educational development team and faculty academics to reconfigure an introductory astronomy unit. Part of the approach is to engage students using concept mapping to underpin enquiry-driven pedagogy using the university’s learning management system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education
EditorsM. Brown, M. Hartnett, T. Stewart
Place of PublicationTugun, Australia
PublisherASCILITE
Pages867-871
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780473229894
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAnnual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2012 - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 25 Nov 201228 Nov 2012

Other

OtherAnnual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2012
CountryNew Zealand
CityWellington
Period25/11/1228/11/12

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