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Pages: 128-136
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE REVOLUTION IN ASTRONOMY CURRICULUMS INTRODUCED BY WORLDWIDE TELESCOPE

C. Qiao1, C. Cui2, X. Zheng1, Y. Xu3

1Central China Normal University (CHINA)
2National Astronomical Observatory of China (CHINA)
3Microsoft Research (UNITED STATES)
Microsoft Research Worldwide Telescope (WWT) aggregates scientific data from the major telescopes, observatories, and institutions in the world. It enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope. Taking advantages of this powerful platform, astronomy curriculums are facing a new world, a new horizon: from closed and knowledge based mode to open and resource based mode. In the paper, we give a brief introduction of WWT first, and then show how the WWT provides a rich resource environment for astronomy curriculum through teaching practices at Central China Normal University (CCNU). The WWT is an ideal information processing tool, a collaboration tool, and a research and development tool. Our practices demonstrate that introducing the WWT into astronomy curriculums and teaching can help improve students' learning interests, participation passions, innovations and practical skills.
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C. Qiao, C. Cui, X. Zheng, Y. Xu (2011) THE REVOLUTION IN ASTRONOMY CURRICULUMS INTRODUCED BY WORLDWIDE TELESCOPE, INTED2011 Proceedings, pp. 128-136.
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