PHYSICS 7E: CLASSICAL PHYSICS

 Professor Phillip Collins demonstrating buoyancy in an interactive video

Professor Phillip Collins demonstrating buoyancy in an interactive video

In this course at the University of California Irvine, students study the behavior of fluids and all sorts of waves. The course covers sound waves, ocean waves, and light, and along the way students learn about music, cameras, and soap bubbles.

The course includes interactive video, live discussion sections using Adobe Connect, online proctoring, forums and live  streamed demonstrations. 


GEO 4:  NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS 

This course University of California Riverside applies the basic principles of science to the recognition and analysis of natural hazards, and the mitigation of related disasters. Topics include fires, floods, winds, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis. There will be an emphasis on confronting hazards of concern to home-buyers, developers, and planners in the western U.S., and especially southern California.

The course includes interactive video, live discussion sections using Zoom, online proctoring, forums, virtual field trips and live Q and A sessions.


ART23A: DATA ARTS

  Above is an example of student art work that will be ranked in the engagement index

Above is an example of student art work that will be ranked in the engagement index

This course offered though the University of California Berkeley focuses on the use of a tool called the engagement index. The engagement index is a tool that measures the students level of engagement by tallying points for uploading assignments, commenting on other people's assignments, "liking" art work and collaborating with other students to submit team art. The final grade to directly tied to the engagement index.

In the Data Arts art course student create artwork upload it to the gallery and other students rate the art. Students also attend a twice a week discussion where they are given the opportunity to work directly with the faculty on art and theory.

 

 


CHEM 1P: PREPARATION FOR CHEMISTRY

This University of California Irvine course is an intro course to chemistry. It is a course often taken by students who are unsure if they are ready for a STEM major. This course consists of four Modules. Each module contains segments, which are subdivided into a Lecture, a Summary, Examples, and Homework. In addition, there are Module Tests, a Midterm and a Final. Please watch the Introduction video to get started. In this course there was live discussions, recorded lecture, online proctoring and interactive and animated homework.


DESMA 9: ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

This course at the University of California Los Angeles,  is about exploring the similarities of technologies that drive new forms of art and science. Together, we will take a broad survey of scientific and technological innovations to build a critical understanding of how science and math influence art concepts. With your new insights and inspirations, you will be working collaboratively on course projects.

I designed this course around the use of blogs. All weekly assignment are submitted as a blog entry and the students are required to attend art shows and blog about what they learned and saw. The students also posted original idea about art and technology in their blogs. The course included video lectures, weekly live discussions in Adobe Connect and field trips to art shows. Students were given the opportunity to meet each other a recommended art events. 


ENVS 65: INTRODUCTION TO FRESH WATER PROCESSES AND POLICY

This University of California Santa Cruz Course is an introduction to Freshwater. In this course students meet twice a week with the faculty on a live virtual conference and will break out in smaller sessions for discussion. The course included a virtual field trip, online proctoring, interactive lessons built in html 5 and a live field trip to a sewage treatment plant.

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