5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
[G03-P12] Earth and planetary science education on the Internet: Tokyo Tech’s first MOOC, “Introduction to Deep Earth Science”
Keywords:online education, MOOC (massive open online courses), outreach, solid earth, high-pressure geoscience , career education for young scientists
Tokyo Institute of Technology provided its 1st MOOC, “Introduction to Deep Earth Science Part1”, on edX, which is one of the largest MOOC providers. This four-week-long course was designed for 1st year college students and with two learning goals in this course; 1) to introduce students to the fascinating knowledge of solid Earth, 2) to provide an opportunity to use scientific thinking as well as to show how interesting and exciting science can be. This course contained materials such as 1) structure of inside of the Earth 2) internal temperature of the earth and how it is estimated and 3) chemical compositions and dynamics inside the earth.
In this presentation, we will share details on the course and feedback received from some of the 5000 enrolled students from 150 countries and regions. Furthermore, we will explain our MOOC making model, which is a team based course creation effort between the course instructor, Tokyo Tech Online Education Development Office (OEDO) staff and student teaching assistants (TA).