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Moorberg, Colby J.; Howe, Sarah; Donnelly, Kevin J.; Min, Doohong – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic required changes in college course delivery, which may influence student perceptions of their education. We examined those perceptions among Students of Agronomy, Soil, and Environmental Sciences (SASES). The goals were to determine how changes in education during the COVID-19 pandemic (a) changed student perceptions of…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Student Attitudes
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de Koff, Jason P. – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
Higher education can use technology in the classroom to meet students where they are and reduce the digital divide. Recent events with the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to rely on multiple forms of technology and underlined the priority for its adoption and effective use. Therefore, understanding the options and role that easily accessible…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Basche, Andrea; Carter, Angie – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
The landowner-tenant relationship is important to the implementation of conservation on agricultural lands. Women own or co-own a significant portion of U.S. farmland yet are underrepresented in conservation research. The next generation of agriculture professionals can benefit from first-hand experience in assisting women landowners and their…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Land Use, Conservation (Environment), Ownership
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Wyatt, Briana – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
The recent novel coronavirus pandemic led to global changes in higher education as universities transitioned to online learning to slow the spread of the virus. In the United States, this transition occurred during the spring of 2020, and the compulsory shift to online learning led to frustrations from students and instructors alike. I studied…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Participation, Soil Science, Physics
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Gomez, Noe A. – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic of 2019 transformed the way that educators, across all levels and disciplines, seek to establish and provide a pedagogically sound curriculum. With the continued need to transform curriculum into an online format, secondary-level animal science instructors have several points to consider if their applied discipline will…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Animal Husbandry, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Brevik, Eric C.; Ulery, April; Muise, Amy Smith – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
On 12 Mar. 2020 Dickinson State University moved all classes to distance delivery (DD) in response to COVID-19. Faculty had only a brief opportunity to plan, as the turn-around to DD was very rapid. Meaningful laboratory exercises were needed for SOIL 210--Introduction to Soil Science. The senior author learned about the Science of Agriculture…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Science Experiments, COVID-19
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Basche, Andrea; Krupek, Fernanda Souza; Chatterjee, Nilovna; Speth, Carol – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
As agriculture increasingly moves into a digital realm, it is important for future professionals to gain experience with predictive and computer-based technologies. Farm simulation platforms can be efficient tools for crop management and natural resources courses, yet limited research has demonstrated their efficacy in undergraduate education. We…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Undergraduate Students, Farm Management, Agricultural Skills
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Wagner, Kevin L.; Eck, Christopher J.; King, Audrey E. H.; Joshi, Omkar – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
Water resources are a critical issue across the United States. Addressing water issues requires public understanding, acceptance, support, and participation. This study compared the public's perceptions and knowledge of Oklahoma water over time. A 53-item paper questionnaire was administered to a randomly sampled mailing list of Oklahoma residents…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Beliefs, Natural Resources, Water
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Walker, Kristen A.; Koralesky, Katherine E. – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
Engagement involves students' investment in learning activities, as well as interrelated affective (emotive responses), behavioral (active responses), and cognitive (mental effort) components. This study assessed undergraduate student and instructor perceptions of the interrelated components of engagement during and after the rapid online…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Erickson, MaryGrace; Wattiaux, Michel A. – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
The swift transition to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic presented substantial challenges for both students and instructors in post-secondary natural sciences education. To examine teaching practices and student engagement during the emergency remote learning in the Spring 2020 semester, we surveyed 10 instructors and 261…
Descriptors: Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education
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Brown, Sandra; Krzic, Maja – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we were confronted with the transition of a large, on-campus introductory soil science course into an online setting. This created several challenges, such as providing meaningful learning experiences to engage first- and second-year students, and restructuring course content for the online environment. The objective…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change
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Culbert, Patrick D. – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
Field instruction is a crucial component of natural sciences education. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted many university courses to an online format, significantly impacting field instruction. FRST 350, "Foundational Field School," is an 8-day University of British Columbia Forestry field course taught to incoming transfer students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Boerngen, Maria A.; Rickard, Justin W. – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
In the midst of the 2020 global health crisis, universities have been forced to alter teaching modalities. Much of this alteration involves increased use of the internet as a teaching tool in a variety of capacities. The evolving higher education landscape has resulted in many university faculty members reevaluating basic teaching concepts such as…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Internet, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Schulze, Darrell G.; Rahmani, Shams R.; Minai, Joshua O.; Johnston, Cliff T.; Fulk-Bringman, Sherry S.; Scott, John R.; Kong, Ningning Nicole; Li, Yue Shirley; Mashtare, Michael L., Jr. – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
In response to the coronavirus pandemic in the fall of 2020, we created hybrid-virtual or fully virtual field trips to replace in-person field trips in two courses. For an introductory soil science course with 178 students enrolled, we used a narrative format supported by 360° ground-level and drone photos, newspaper articles, videos, websites,…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Aleman, Ruben; Duball, Chelsea; Schwyter, Anna; Vaughan, Karen – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic placed unprecedented pressure on students and educators around the world, calling for a major shift in the delivery of educational lessons to implement remote learning opportunities in place of in-person classes. The shift to remote learning practices was particularly difficult for courses, such as pedology, that rely heavily…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Place Based Education
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