“Astrophysique sur Mesure”, E-learning in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Mosser, Benoit and Delsanti, Audrey and Guillaume, Damien and Balanca, Christian and Balkowski, Chantal (2011) “Astrophysique sur Mesure”, E-learning in Astronomy and Astrophysics. In: The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture. Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 260, 2009. International Astronomical Union, pp. 733-740.


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“Astrophysique sur Mesure” (astrophysics made-to-measure) is a set of e-learning programmes started 4 years ago at the Paris Observatory. In order to deliver attractive and efficient programmes, we have added many multimedia tools to usual lectures: animations, Java applets. The programmes are presented on two different platforms. The first one offers the content of all the lectures in free access. A second platform with restricted access is provided to registered students taking part in the e-learning program and benefiting from the help of tutors. The development of these programs helps to increase the sphere of influence of astronomy taught at the Paris Observatory, hence to increase the presence of astronomy in various degree courses. Instead of teaching classical astronomy lectures to a happy few, we can bring astronomy and astrophysics to a wider audience.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 10:53
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1654

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