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Presentation given at the BC Educational Technology Users Group spring workshop June 2011 Selkirk College in Nelson BC

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Nanslo bc innovation goes international-110531-gb-ps-rke

  1. 1. North American Network of Science Labs On-line (NANSLO)BC Innovation Goes International<br />Gina Bennett<br />Ron Evans<br />Paul Stacey<br />1<br />NANSLO<br />Internet<br />Students<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />This session is a case study of how BC based development went international by being open.<br /><ul><li>Online science – academic programs & course development
  3. 3. Challenges around teaching science online
  4. 4. Remote Web-based Science Lab – DEMO!
  5. 5. Creative Commons open licenses
  6. 6. International interest
  7. 7. Next Generation Learning Challenges
  8. 8. BC with WICHE and CCCS partners
  9. 9. Follow-on Phases, Expansion & the Vision</li></li></ul><li>In the beginning …<br />Space Science and Astronomy (SSA) Lab Science Courses<br /> - Entirely Web-based <br />NIC’s SSA courses are taught from a remote community on<br />the BC Central Coast and reach students anywhere there is Internet access<br />The Labs are taught on-line using locally available materials and …<br />3<br />
  10. 10. 4<br />Tatla Lake On-line Observatory<br />TLOO<br />allows students to control<br />a research grade telescope<br />over the web.<br />Space Science is multi-disciplinary,<br />so how do we teach ALL sciences over the web?<br />
  11. 11. 5<br />Web-based Associate of Science (WASc) Project<br />The WASc Project proposes to make all first and<br /> Second year curriculum required for the<br /> Associate of Science Degree<br /> accessible over the Internet<br />- including the labs!<br />CC licensed by ImageEditor<br /> We have completed or are just completing the<br />first and second semesters of Geology, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry.<br />The science theory can be delivered on-line with relative ease,<br />but the labs are more challenging.<br />Some labs can be delivered using a lab kit, but some can’t.<br />How do we deliver the labs on-line?<br />http://rwsl.nic.bc.ca/<br />
  12. 12. 6<br />RWSL<br />The Remote Web-based Science Laboratory (RWSL):<br /><ul><li>is a software and robotic interface students control over the web
  13. 13. interacts with and manipulates remote lab equipment
  14. 14. collects authentic real-world scientific data in real time</li></ul>This is the concept that the NANSLO project<br /> will duplicate and further develop in Colorado<br />
  15. 15. RWSL Overview<br />Lab<br />Equipment<br />RWSL<br />Physics<br /><ul><li> Air Track
  16. 16. Sound
  17. 17. Spectrometer
  18. 18. E/M Apparatus</li></ul>Biology<br /><ul><li> Microscope</li></ul>Chemistry<br /><ul><li> Spectrometer</li></ul>Observation<br />Observation<br />Physical Manipulation<br />Students<br />Manipulation<br />Internet<br />Communications<br />Data Acquisition<br />Data<br />7<br />
  19. 19. 8<br />Observation<br />Pan Tilt Zoom Camera<br />Inspection Camera<br />Video Streamer<br />Video Mixer<br />Video Archive<br />
  20. 20. 9<br />Physical Manipulation<br />Robotic Arm<br />Linear Slides<br />Rotary Tables<br />Slide Loader<br />
  21. 21. 10<br />Data Acquisition 1<br />Chemistry/Physics<br />Spectrometer – properties of light such as intensity, polarization, wavelength<br />LabVIEW Software<br />
  22. 22. 11<br />Data Acquisition 2<br />Physics<br />E/M Apparatus – charge of an electron relative to its mass<br />LabVIEW Software<br />
  23. 23. 12<br />Communications<br />Lab<br />Equipment<br />RWSL<br />Observation<br />Observation<br />Physical Manipulation<br />Students<br />Manipulation<br />Internet<br />Communications<br />Data Acquisition<br />Data<br />12<br />Text Chat<br />Skype<br />Elluminate<br />
  24. 24. 13<br />RWSL<br />NANSLO<br />
  25. 25. 14<br />Challenges/Opportunities<br /><ul><li>Labs online
  26. 26. Remote control vs. Simulations or Lab Kits
  27. 27. Mars Rover
  28. 28. Remote surgery
  29. 29. Faculty acceptance
  30. 30. Support, buy-in, commitment to teach
  31. 31. Articulation and transfer of credit
  32. 32. Agreements
  33. 33. Authentic science experience
  34. 34. Shared Service
  35. 35. RWSL hosted as a system wide shared service
  36. 36. Cost sharing
  37. 37. Scaleability</li></li></ul><li>Transfer credit agreements<br />15<br />“The Physics and Astronomy articulation committee supports the North Island College piloting a web-based physics course, including remote controlled web-based labs for students who are not able to attend scheduled labs. The committee encourages receiving institutions to give appropriate consideration to these students for transfer credit.”<br />The motion passed (with 2 abstentions and nobody opposing).<br />Physics & Astronomy Articulation meeting, 2010<br />CC licensed by wynlok<br />
  38. 38. Quality of online science curricula<br />16<br /><ul><li>learning outcomes
  39. 39. best practices
  40. 40. Guidelines for Laboratory Courses within the BC Transfer System</li></ul>An interesting question, though…<br />CC licensed by Cristiano de Jesus<br />Quality for whom?<br /><ul><li>Learner
  41. 41. Profession
  42. 42. Community</li></li></ul><li>Shared Service<br />17<br /><ul><li>RWSL hosted as a system wide shared service
  43. 43. Similar to other BCcampus shared services for Moodle, Elluminate, Connect, D2L
  44. 44. Cost sharing & shared infrastructure
  45. 45. Scaleability
  46. 46. Geographic independence: neither RWSL nor students need to be at specific locations
  47. 47. Participating institutions assume responsibility for particular labs and serve these labs to the entire province</li></li></ul><li>18<br />DEMO<br />What does the student see?<br />
  48. 48. 19<br />http://nextgenlearning.org<br />
  49. 49. 20<br />WAVE 1<br /><ul><li>Open core courseware, blended learning, deeper engagement, learning analytics
  50. 50. Oct. 2010 RFP, April 2011 Award
  51. 51. 600 applicants
  52. 52. 50 finalists
  53. 53. 29 grantees
  54. 54. NANSLO – WICHE, CCCS, BCcampus
  55. 55. NANSLO ~$750K grant
  56. 56. 15 months April 2011 - July 2012
  57. 57. follow on phase 2 grant fund of $5 million</li></li></ul><li>21<br />North American Network of Science Labs Online - NANSLO<br />British Columbia<br />Wyoming<br />Colorado<br />Montana<br />
  58. 58. - Describe initiative including funding sources, grant and partners WICHE & CCCS - Paul<br />22<br />NANSLO<br />LOGIC<br />MODEL<br />part 1<br />
  59. 59. 23<br />NANSLO<br />LOGIC<br />MODEL<br />part 2<br />
  60. 60. Q&A<br /><ul><li>invite questions
  61. 61. benefits associated with working in the open and the opportunities that result
  62. 62. discussion on pros and cons of remote web-based science labs
  63. 63. expressions of interest in using the RWSL and/or helping with articulation and teaching of science courses
  64. 64. hands-on opportunities for everyone to try RWSL are available throughout workshop
  65. 65. NANSLO Phase 2
  66. 66. new video at http://rwsl.nic.bc.ca.</li></ul>24<br />

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