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Paper: Online Resources for Teaching Introductory Astronomy
Volume: 533, ASP 2021: Sharing Best Practices – AstronomyTeaching and Public Engagement
Page: 7
Authors: Impey, C.
Abstract: The Internet has transformed the teaching of astronomy. Before 1995, instructors were reliant on a printed textbook, 35-mm slides, and their lecture notes. Depending on local resources, they might also be able to incorporate labs, hands-on activities, and the use of small telescopes. Now, they can choose from a wide array of online resources to augment their classroom teaching. Many are supported or hosted by professional organizations. By emphasizing free resources, this short review omits excellent tools that require payment or a subscription, like Mastering Astronomy and Starry Sky. The challenge is to find tools that are evaluated in peer-reviewed publications or have proven their efficacy. In this paper, each resource has a web link where it can be found, and where available, a paper that describes its development or use.
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