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Learning about light and optics in on-line general education classes using at-home experimentation
Author(s): Jacob Millspaw; Gang Wang; Mark F. Masters

Paper Abstract

College students are facing a constantly evolving educational system. Some still see mostly the traditional face to face lecture type classes where as others may never set foot on campus thanks to distance learning programs. In between they may enroll in a mix of face-to-face, two-way broadcasted interactive courses, streaming lecture courses, hybrid face-to-face/ on-line courses and the ominous MOOC! A large number of these non-traditional courses are general education courses and play an important role in developing non-science majors’ understanding of science in general, and of physics in particular. We have been keeping pace with theses modern modes of instruction by offering several on-line courses such as Physics for Computer Graphics and Animation and Light and Color. These courses cover basic concepts in light, color and optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9289, 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 92891M (17 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070527
Show Author Affiliations
Jacob Millspaw, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Fort Wayne (United States)
Gang Wang, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Fort Wayne (United States)
Mark F. Masters, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Fort Wayne (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9289:
12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
Manuel F. P. C. Martins Costa; Mourad Zghal, Editor(s)

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