A group of us at Earlham College will be teaching a seminar (1 credit, both semesters) for an interdisciplinary group of first year science students involved in a science themed Living Learning Community. Our general goal for the first semester is to help them develop the interpersonal, collaborative and technology skills necessary for success in science. We've joked that the course should be titled "Playing Well in the Sandbox with New Toys." For example, we might introduce them to googledocs, google+, and the infamous doodle poll. We might encourage teamwork and teach GIS, GPS, and Google Earth with a complicated campus scavenger hunt. Does anyone teach a similar course or part of a course? What are some topics and activities that might be good to do? What did you wish you (or your students) knew in this area before grad school? We could use some ideas!
July 4, 2012 - 10:10am#1