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New teaching methods in use at UC Irvine's optical engineering and instrument design programs
Author(s): Donn M. Silberman; T. Scott Rowe; Joshua Jo; David Dimas

Paper Abstract

New teaching methods reach geographically dispersed students with advances in Distance Education. Capabilities include a new "Hybrid" teaching method with an instructor in a classroom and a live WebEx simulcast for remote students. Our Distance Education Geometric and Physical Optics courses include Hands-On Optics experiments. Low cost laboratory kits have been developed and YouTube type video recordings of the instructor using these tools guide the students through their labs. A weekly "Office Hour" has been developed using WebEx and a Live Webcam the instructor uses to display his live writings from his notebook for answering students' questions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8481, Optics Education and Outreach II, 848103 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928814
Show Author Affiliations
Donn M. Silberman, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. (United States)
Univ. of California, Irvine Extension (United States)
T. Scott Rowe, Rowe Technical Design (United States)
Univ. of California, Irvine Extension (United States)
Joshua Jo, Syprosoft Engineering (United States)
David Dimas, Univ. of California, Irvine Extension (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8481:
Optics Education and Outreach II
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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