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Implementation stories from the PHOTON PBL project
Author(s): Judith Donnelly; Nicholas M. Massa; Michele Dischino; Fenna Hanes

Paper Abstract

The PHOTON PBL project developed eight multimedia problem-based learning "Challenges" in optics/photonics in collaboration with industry and research university partners for use in technician education programs. More than fifty high school and college faculty from across the U. S. and Romania attended professional development workshops in 2007 and 2008 to become familiar with the PBL method and the Challenges. Teachers then field-tested the Challenges in their own classrooms. In this paper, we present the experiences and reactions of teachers and students who used the PBL Challenges to teach and learn optics/photonics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7783, Optics Education and Outreach, 778305 (30 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858183
Show Author Affiliations
Judith Donnelly, Three Rivers Community College (United States)
Nicholas M. Massa, Springfield Technical Community College (United States)
Michele Dischino, Central Connecticut State Univ. (United States)
Fenna Hanes, New England Board of Higher Education (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7783:
Optics Education and Outreach
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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