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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617224
Title:
A New Online Astronomy Resource for Education and Outreach
Authors:
C.D., Impey; K.K., Hardegree-Ullman; A., Patikkal
Abstract:
A new web site called Teach Astronomy (http://www.teachastronomy.com) has been created to serve astronomy instructors and their students, amateur astronomers, and members of the public interested in astronomy. The content includes an online textbook of 400 000 words and 1200 images, 40 000 articles from Wikipedia, over 1100 video clips covering all topics in astronomy, over 6300 images from Astronomy Picture of the Day and AstroPix, over 1400 podcasts from 365 Days of Astronomy, and 25–30 astronomy news stories each week from Science Daily. All these resources are navigable by a keyword search and via a unique visual interface called a Wikimap, which presents the items clustered by degree of keyword overlap and allows surfing among related items. The site can serve as a replacement for a textbook and as an information resource for formal and informal learners. Future development includes building an instructor and learner community and creating homework assignments that utilize different content areas within Teach Astronomy.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Citation:
Impey, C. D., Hardegree-Ullman, K. K., Patikkal, A., Srinathan, A., Austin, C. L., Ganesan, N. K., & Guvenen, B. C. (2013). A new online astronomy resource for education and outreach. Astronomy Education Review, 12(1), 010301.
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617224
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Description or Report
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
College Students
Construct:
N/A; on
Content:
n/a
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorC.D., Impeyen
dc.contributor.authorK.K., Hardegree-Ullmanen
dc.contributor.authorA., Patikkalen
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dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationImpey, C. D., Hardegree-Ullman, K. K., Patikkal, A., Srinathan, A., Austin, C. L., Ganesan, N. K., & Guvenen, B. C. (2013). A new online astronomy resource for education and outreach. Astronomy Education Review, 12(1), 010301.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617224-
dc.description.abstractA new web site called Teach Astronomy (http://www.teachastronomy.com) has been created to serve astronomy instructors and their students, amateur astronomers, and members of the public interested in astronomy. The content includes an online textbook of 400 000 words and 1200 images, 40 000 articles from Wikipedia, over 1100 video clips covering all topics in astronomy, over 6300 images from Astronomy Picture of the Day and AstroPix, over 1400 podcasts from 365 Days of Astronomy, and 25–30 astronomy news stories each week from Science Daily. All these resources are navigable by a keyword search and via a unique visual interface called a Wikimap, which presents the items clustered by degree of keyword overlap and allows surfing among related items. The site can serve as a replacement for a textbook and as an information resource for formal and informal learners. Future development includes building an instructor and learner community and creating homework assignments that utilize different content areas within Teach Astronomy.en
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