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ERIC Number: ED508762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Findings from an Independent Evaluation of the AMNH's Online Seminars on Science Course: "Evolution"
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. In 2008, Inverness Research conducted additional studies of the AMNH's new online course, "Evolution". This paper presents teacher survey ratings for "Evolution", along with profiles of four teachers who took the course. Course takers report on the annual follow-up surveys that "Evolution" has benefited them personally and professionally, and that their students also profit. A small sample of findings based on the responses of the 56 learners from 19 states who have completed the follow-up survey about the quality and value of the course is presented. The majority of survey takers (82%) are K-12 teachers, but informal science educators and preservice teachers have 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: Alaska; New Jersey; Virginia