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ERIC Number: ED508759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Findings from an Independent Evaluation of the AMNH's Online Seminars on Science Course: "Sharks and Rays"
Inverness Research
Inverness Research studied the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Seminars on Science program for eight years, from its inception in 1998 to 2006. This paper presents teacher survey ratings for Sharks and Rays, along with profiles of three teachers who took the course. Fifteen course takers from nine states who responded to the annual follow-up survey had taken Sharks and Rays. These course takers report that the course has benefited them personally and professionally, and that their students also profit. Based on course taker reviews to date, it is one of the highest ranked courses for the extent to which it piques student curiosity about the course topics. This paper presents a small sample of the findings for the course. The majority of survey takers (80%) are K-12 teachers, but several informal science educators and preservice teachers also provided feedback about how the courses have benefited them personally and as educators. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inverness Research
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; New York