IN BOX INSIGHTS and INNOVATIONS A Grand Experiment in e-Education Offering Adult Students an Online Apprenticeship in Weather Forecasting BY LEE M . GRENCI, DAVID M . BABB, AN D STEVEN A . SEMAN urin g ou r combine d 35 year s at Th e Pennsylvania cours e tha t focused o n th e basic principle s of weather State University (PSU), we have received man y in- forecasting . "Meteo 101: Understandin g Weather Dquiries fro m adult s seeking a n educational outlet Forecasting " gaine d national attention in 2003, whe n to nourish their passion for weather and forecasting. th e University Continuin g Education Association Almos t all of these adults held jobs unrelated to the recognize d the course with its Meritorious Course field of meteorology. Moreover, the y were in a position Award . Meteo 101 also received rave reviews fro m that prevented the m fro m simply pullin g u p stakes and man y returnin g adult students, an d we quickly real- becomin g full-tim e student s (family obligations , etc.). ized that these students wanted more. Responding Th e oldest of us, havin g
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