"Transformation: AstroCast" An Instructional Module

McNew, Callie
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Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference
The Gemini Observatory is one of the largest and most requested astronomical research facilities in the world. Employees at the two Gemini telescopes located in Hawaii and Chile agree that sharing research with the public is important for professional astronomical institutions. However, survey results indicated that while many employees participate in public outreach activities and create PowerPoint presentations on their research, their presentations are not accessible online. The “Transformation: AstroCast” instructional module provided information on how Gemini employees can digitize existing PowerPoint presentations using Screencast technology. The module was delivered through a website that incorporated instruction, surveys, and learning assessments. The data collected revealed personal opinions on utilizing screencasts for public outreach and internal trainings, the overall impression and usability of the module, and recommendations for improving the module.
instructional module internal trainings screencasts astronomy public outreach
McNew, C.R. (2012, April 17). "Transformation: astrocast" An instructional module. PowerPoint presented at the 17th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference
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