What DLESE does for undergraduates Katy Gingerginger@ucar.edu Marianne Weingroffmarianne@ucar.edu
Katy – meteorologist, instructional designer, & digital librarian • Undergraduate: choosing science (meteorology) as a career • Graduate school: careers other than research and forecasting • Professional employment: What I do now
www.dlese.org • Supported by the National Science Foundation • Offers free access to quality online learning materials (tutorials, lesson plans, visuals, data) • The geoscience member library of the National Science Digital Library
Supports a broad audience of educators and learners: K-12, university, informal education (museums), the public www.dlese.org
What does DLESE offer? Learning resources about the Earth System • Tutorials, simulations, data visualizations, lab activities, etc. • Collections about specific topics (COMET for meteorology)
DLESE may be useful to you… • If you are a student, TA, or teacher looking for good online resources • If you develop an educational resource • If you are looking for jobs, workshops, conferences, etc.
If you are looking for good resources Library of 12,000 educational resources searchable by: • Topic • Educational level • Resource type • Collection • Educational standard • www.dlese.org
http://serc.carleton.edu/research_education/katrina/keytopics.htmlhttp://serc.carleton.edu/research_education/katrina/keytopics.html A portal
How do resources get into DLESE? • Users suggest resourcesthat they like We review them & add (‘catalog’) them into DLESE http://www.dlese.org/suggestor/index.jsp
How do resources get into DLESE? • Users with many resources create a collection Submit collection to DLESE for evaluation
If you plan to be a TA or professor http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/index.html
If you plan to be a TA or professor Preparing for an Academic Career in the GeosciencesJuly 27-30, 2006, Stanford University, Stanford, CA Early Career Faculty Workshop: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your CareerJune 7-12, 2006, College of William and Mary Designing Effective and Innovative Courses in the Geosciences May 31-June 4, 2006, College of the Siskiyous Teaching Public Policy in the Earth SciencesApril 20-23, 2006, American Geophysical Union http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/workshops.html
Adding DLESE search to a website Search over your areas of interestPre-formed searchesIt’s in your interface – looks just like your site
Our questions for you… How do you use the internet for your classwork? Do you have trouble finding good online resources? Have you ever used a digital library? What services could a digital library provide that would be helpful?
Marianne – instructional designer • Am the project lead/instructional designer – run the project and figure out HOW to teach the material • Work with staff meteorologist and subject matter experts from around the world who provide the content and work with the ID to write the ‘script’ • Work with graphic artists, who create the graphics and animations • Hand over the materials to the programmers and testers
ASMET project • EUMETSAT sponsors a team of meteorology instructors and me (ID) to create CD- based and online modules that help forecasters improve their forecasting skills by making better use of satellite data • Ultimate goal: To help African farmers know when to plant, help transportation industries (planes, ships…), etc. • Modules are used by: • RMTC instructors to augment their teaching • Forecasters as self-paced learning in their offices • International work is fascinating!