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ERIC Number: EJ775649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Cyber Astronomy: A Cyber University Course for School Students
Chan, C. W.; Wong, K. Y. Michael
Physics Education, v38 n3 p237-242 May 2003
Teaching university physics through the internet is not new, but a new course providing the same service for secondary school students is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. Taking advantage of the fast and affordable broadband internet in the region, some university courses have been converted to a cyber curriculum suitable for secondary school students. In the spring semester of 2002 an astronomy and astrophysics course has been offered for the first time to secondary school students in Hong Kong via the region's first Cyber University project for secondary schools. The course "Introduction to Astrophysics and Astronomy" is a general education course offered by the department of physics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). In this article, we will describe our experiences in designing and running the course, discuss its effectiveness in comparison with traditional classes and suggest some possible future directions. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong