EDUCATION AMS OFFERS INTRODUCTORY UNDERGRADUATE COURSE PACKAGES TO FIT YOUR INSTRUCTIONAL NEEDS Synoptic Meteorology in a Blended Online Environment Results from UCAR and Member University Collaboration Andre A s mith , r ich Ard c l Ark , And r ich Ard jeffries “A huge benefit of AMS courses is the flexibility that is offered with the provided material. n fall 2014, Millersville University (MU) partnered I can offer the course with or without a lab using the with the University Visits in Scientific Interaction Iand Teaching (UVisit) program within the U -niver prepared investigations keyed to the textbook.” sity Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) – Dr. Bill Buckler, Youngstown State University to teach their senior-level synoptic meteorology lecture-laboratory in a blended format to explore offering upper-level meteorology partially online while accommodating staffing schedules. As far as the authors and many peers interviewed at the time of the course knew, this effort was one of very few blended, upper-level synoptic courses offered at U.S. universities. What follows summarizes the course format, highlights course outcomes and challenges encountered, and poses thoughts for future online or blended collaborations in upper-level m-eteorol ogy courses. Finally, UCAR and partner efforts to Fig .
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 2017
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