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Using Big Data in Teaching Undergraduates Using the OOI

Rutgers hosted two Teaching with Data Workshops (New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 19-21, 2017 (chemistry focused), and June 2-4, 2017 (geology focused) in an effort to bring together undergraduate professors, from both community colleges and universities, from ten states to learn the software and explore classroom activities that use OOI data.

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Workshops for Undergraduate Professors – Bringing the OOI into the Classroom

Utilizing high volumes of data for research and education increases both opportunities and challenges to analyzing and synthesizing these data into scientific understanding. We are pleased to offer two workshops that explore the unprecedented opportunities to engage undergraduate learners in authentic data experiences using real-world data sets, models, and simulations from the OOI. Chemistry and […]

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EPE Integrates Users with the OOI at Workshop

The On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods. The workshop series and website combine to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and opportunities for faculty to interact on-line and in person with colleagues around the world who are focused on improving their teaching. (Photo Credit Scott Glenn)

(Click to enlarge) The On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods. The workshop series and website combine to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and opportunities for faculty to interact on-line and in person with colleagues around the world who are focused on improving their teaching. (Photo Credit Scott Glenn)

The Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI) Education and Public Engagement (EPE) implementing organization lead several sessions to connect with potential OOI users at the “Teaching Oceanography” workshop held in San Francisco, CA last month.

The “Teaching Oceanography” workshop was designed specifically for instructors of undergraduate Introductory Oceanography.  The workshop was offered through the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, funded by NSF, and in partnership with InTeGrate – Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future. (more…)

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