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Mead, Chris; Buxner, Sanlyn; Bruce, Geoffrey; Taylor, Wendy; Semken, Steven; Anbar, Ariel D. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Field learning is considered an essential part of geoscience education, yet there are many practical challenges that limit broad and equitable access to field learning. Virtual field experiences can now help to broaden access to field learning. This work details the learning design and technical components of immersive, interactive virtual field…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Dolphin, Glenn; Dutchak, Alex; Karchewski, Brandon; Cooper, Jon – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Recent literature has demonstrated the importance of fieldwork in geology. However, as resources become scarce, field experiences are often targeted for cuts. This was the case at the University of Calgary when massive enrollments placed a tremendous burden on resources. In courses throughout, field trips and other excursions were eliminated,…
Descriptors: Geology, Computer Simulation, Field Trips, Simulated Environment
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Gilbert, Lisa A.; Gross, Deborah S.; Kreutz, Karl J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Grand challenges such as energy, water, and food scarcity limit our growing population's ability to live sustainably on Earth. Such complex societal challenges, which interconnect many human and natural systems, will require today's students to apply approaches that go beyond simple cause and effect. To help instructors teach students how to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Jones, Jason P.; McConnell, David A.; Wiggen, Jennifer L.; Bedward, John – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Incorporating active learning strategies into introductory STEM courses has been shown to improve student outcomes, however, these activities take class time to execute. The question of how to implement these effective strategies without sacrificing a significant volume of content coverage has led to the development of a "flipped" model…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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Meagher, Brian J.; Cataldo, Kirstyn; Douglas, Bruce J.; McDaniel, Mark A.; Nosofsky, Robert M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
A highly controlled laboratory experiment was conducted that suggested computer-based image training of rock classifications can provide a useful supplement to physical rock training. Two groups of participants learned to classify samples of 12 major types of rocks during a training phase. One group was trained using computer images of the rock…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Geology, Educational Technology
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Carabajal, Ivan G.; Marshall, Anita M.; Atchison, Christopher L. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
People with disabilities make up the largest minority population in the U.S. yet remain sorely underrepresented in scientific disciplines that require components of field-based training such as the geosciences. This paper provides a critical analysis of broadening participation within geoscience education literature through the use of accessible…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Barriers, Teaching Methods, Equal Education
De Paor, Declan; Coba, Filis; Burgin, Stephen – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
Google Earth is a powerful instructional resource for geoscience education. We have extended the virtual globe to include all terrestrial planets. Downloadable Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files (Google Earth's scripting language) associated with this paper include lessons about Mercury, Venus, the Moon, and Mars. We created "grand…
Descriptors: Internet, Geology, Science Education, Simulated Environment
Yuretich, Richard F.; Kanner, Lisa C. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
The problem of effective learning in college classrooms, especially in a large lecture setting, has been a topic of discussion for a considerable span of time. Most efforts to improve learning incorporate various forms of student-active learning, such as in-class investigations or problems, group discussions, collaborative examinations and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, College Students, Higher Education
Marshall, Jilll A.; Castillo, Adam J.; Cardenas, M. Bayani – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
We investigated the effect of modeling and visualization resources on upper-division, undergraduate and graduate students' performance on an open-ended assessment of their understanding of physical hydrology. The students were enrolled in one of five sections of a physical hydrology course. In two of the sections, students completed homework…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
Cohn, Teresa Cavazos; Swanson, Elisabeth; Him, Gail Whiteman Runs; Hugs, Dora; Stevens, Lisa; Flamm, Devon – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
Solutions to many environmental challenges now require geoscience expertise, knowledge of global interconnectedness, and an understanding of local cultural nuances, a combination for which geoscientists and our students may not be prepared. The Crow Indian Reservation and its borderlands are a microcosm of these challenges, where geoscience…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Schifman, Laura; Cardace, Dawn; Kortz, Karen; Saul, Karen; Gilfert, Amber; Veeger, Anne I.; Murray, Daniel P. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
The rock cycle is a key component of geoscience education at all levels. In this paper, we report on a new guided inquiry curricular module, "Sleuthing through the Rock Cycle," which has a blended online/offline constructivist design with comprehensive teaching notes and has been successful in pilot use in Rhode Island middle and high…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Middle Schools, High Schools, Secondary School Science
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Urban, Michael J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
Using an ALTA II reflectance spectrometer, the USGS digital spectral library, graphs of planetary spectra, and a few mineral hand samples, one can teach how light can be used to study planets and moons. The author created the hands-on, inquiry-based activity for an undergraduate planetary science course consisting of freshman to senior level…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Light, Teaching Methods, Hands on Science
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Ward, Nicholas D.; Finley, Rachel J.; Keil, Richard G.; Clay, Tansy G. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
This study explores the utility of a set of tablet-based personal computers in the K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classroom. Specifically, a lesson on food-chain dynamics and predator-prey population controls was designed on the Apple┬« iPad platform and delivered to three sophomore-level ecology classes (roughly 30 students…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Hedley, Mikell Lynne; Templin, Mark A.; Czaljkowski, Kevin; Czerniak, Charlene – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
Many 21st century careers rely on geospatial skills; yet, curricula and professional development lag behind in incorporating these skills. As a result, many teachers have limited experience or preparation for teaching geospatial skills. One strategy for overcoming such problems is the creation of a student/teacher/scientist (STS) partnership…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, High School Students, At Risk Students, Summer Programs
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King, Chris; Kennett, Peter; Devon, Elizabeth – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
Earthlearningidea was developed, without funding, to publish a new Web-based earth science teaching idea every week during the International Year of Planet Earth (2008); during 2009, publication continued, but at monthly intervals. The activities were mostly practically based and were aimed particularly at teachers and teacher educators in the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Earth Science, Science Instruction
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