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1 Open Educational Resources Margaret Waterman Faculty Development Day Jan. 12, 2012

2 Open Educational Resources Freely available materials for teaching and learning Many may be modified Many, many types –Books, lectures, courses, modules –Animations, data sets and visualization –Simulations, interactive maps –Real time data

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4 Using remote sensing to investigate the bay and teach hypothesizing, data analysis and interpretation bay/index.cfm bay/index.cfm

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7 Margaret A. Waterman, 2010

8 Margaret A. Waterman, 2010

9 Remote sensing Salish Sea US News and World Report, July 1999 Green = tree cover, Black = developed areas

10 And in just a few years Green = tree cover, Black = developed areas

11 MoSSea: Modeling the Salish Sea

12 Investigating with an excel based model u/d/107

13 Predict generally what changes you’d expect to see in the SIR model results with respect to S, I, and R individuals if you were to simulate the use of masks. Quantitative Skills and testing variables with an excel based model

14 Simulation Results for Scenario 2 of Avian Influenza with 250 people (200 susceptible) and the use of masks with a 10% reduction in transmission. Masks are used starting on day 30, when the epidemic has already nearly run its course.

15 Simulation Results for Scenario 3 of Avian Influenza with 250 people (200 susceptible) and the use of masks with a 10% reduction in transmission. Masks are used starting on day 10, when the epidemic is still in its growth phase.

16 Footprints “I’m glad I don’t live on a 1200 acre farm like you, Sam!” teased Sue as the two friends hurried into their Biology class. “Why?” asked Sam, “Weren’t you just complaining about living in your parent’s downtown condo?” “Well, that’s true,” Sue admitted, “But I was thinking about today’s class assignment on sustainability. I bet you have the biggest footprint in the whole class.” Much to Sue’s surprise, Sam didn’t look all that concerned. He held out his hand and replied confidently, “I’ll take that bet!”

17 Introduce an Online Simulation: a global resource used locally, comparatively

18 The Results Sue Sam

19 Online tools for data visualization Used for interdisciplinarity, developing questions and hypotheses, examining relationships among variables, interpreting data Worldmapper Gapminder: A Data Centered View of the World www. Gapminder.org

20 Objective: Tools for Visualizing Data

21 Total Carbon emissions by country

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23 Gapminder: redisplaying same data AND ??

24 What else can affect life expectancy ?

25 Exploring Gapminder Gapminder world “health and wealth of nations” What learning objectives could we achieve with this tool?


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