Accessible Elements: Teaching Science Online and at a Distance
Kennepohl, D. (Dietmar) ; Shaw, L. (Lawton) (2010)
(From introduction) There is very real and growing demand by students for more flexible approaches to learning science. Online and distance delivery offers practical alternatives to traditional on-campus education for students facing barriers such as classroom scheduling, physical location, and financial status, as well as job and family commitments. In short, it is becoming a viable and popular option for many on and off-campus students in meeting their educational goals. As educators in science and science-related disciplines, we recognize that pursuing online and distance delivery not only provides equal access for students, but also gives us several more teaching options that can lead to quality learning. This book embodies the experience of educators around the globe and presents approaches that have been successful in teaching science online and at a distance.
Athabasca University (AU)