ICDE Webinar on STEM presenting the book "Teaching Science Online": Register now!


ICDE Webinar on STEM presenting the book "Teaching Science Online": Register now!

The book "Teaching Science Online" could not be more timely. While the need and demand for STEM is acute, traditional brick and mortar higher education systems are having difficulty responding to it.This practical approach offers great inspiration for teaching STEM, not least in developing economies where learning institutions may have limited or no access to physical laboratories, or indeed and in any situation where it may be possible to carry out laboratory experiments remotely, using a laboratory kit. It will inspire readers who aspire to innovate, guided by these experienced scientists who demonstrate what works.

Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl FCIC from ICDE Member Athabasca University, editor of the book, will present it the ICDE webinar that will take place on June 21, 15h00 (Oslo time). Register here!

This book presents the guidance of expert science educators from the US and from around the globe. They describe key concepts, delivery modes and emerging technologies, and offer models of practice. The book places particular emphasis on experimentation, lab and field work as they are fundamentally part of the education in most scientific disciplines.

The book starts with a foreword of Michael G. Moore and continues with four fundamental chapters covering the basics of online teaching in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics. It then goes on to explore practical applications and experiences that address the challenges in the teaching and learning of science in a variety of situations. Because of its importance, the book has a special focus on the integration of the science teaching laboratory at a distance. Teaching Science Online is written by practicing scientists in higher education.

Chapters include:
* Discipline methodology and teaching strategies in the specific areas of physics, biology, chemistry and earth sciences.
* An overview of the important and appropriate learning technologies (ICTs) for each major science.
* Best practices for establishing and maintaining a successful course online.
* Insights and tips for handling practical components like laboratories and field work.
* Coverage of breaking topics, including MOOCs, learning analytics, open educational resources and m-learning.
* Strategies for engaging your students online.

A companion website presents videos of the contributors sharing additional guidance, virtual labs simulations and various additional resources.

More information here

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