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University to night school, to graduate school, to training, to short course
Author(s): E. J. Fjarlie

Paper Abstract

Observations from teaching and learning over a 50 year span in various venues are made. The emphasis is on optics/photonics, but excursions are made into lower frequency electro-magnetic waves. Night-school students have priorities and necessities that are different from full-time students, visiting foreign students have another goal, graduate students (and their supervisors!) have a focus on research, contractual programs and short-course participants have specific interests in equipment and projects. The requirements place different demands on timing, assignments, emphasis, etc, for the lecture/ teaching/ laboratory aspects of the programs. Lessons that have been learned over the years are outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9666, 11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 96661I (5 June 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.2208032
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E. J. Fjarlie, Royal Military College of Canada (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9666:
11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
K. Alan Shore, Editor(s)

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