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2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Interactive Web E-Texts in General Education

Ruiz, Michael         (828) 232-2281
      Professor
      Physics
      UNC Asheville

Abstract (up to 200 words):
Three interactive web e-texts have been developed at UNC-Asheville to enhance general-education science courses that meet face to face. These e-texts, covering a wide range of interdisciplinary topics in astronomy, light, and sound, were featured last Fall on CNN. They contain reading material with online student assessment; homework assignments; image galleries in astronomy and art; video clips of science demonstrations produced at UNCA; and music clips. They also include interactive Java applets; student discussion forums; and laboratories in light, color mixing, and sound. Individual students are often presented with different questions based on their IDs and the time of day they attempt the assignments. Students have online access to their individual grades and grade calculators. Besides our use of this technology in general-education courses at UNCA, we have provided a distance-learning workshop in light for K-12 teachers earning CEUs thoughout the state of North Carolina. We hope to expand these offerings in the future. Time permitting, samples from these e-texts will be presented.

Related materials:
http://opus.phys.unca.edu/ruiz/etext/developing/mars.asp

Session type:
Short presentation (20 minutes)

Time slots:
C6 - Fr 1:00 - 1:45

Room:
Grandover E



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