Forces Influencing Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Robert M. Diamond, Syracuse University
Poster / Works in Progress Session
The Graduate Experience at ESF: 1984-1994
Marla Bennett, Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies
The poster presents the results of an exit questionnaire given to ESF graduate students from 1984 through 1994.
Learning Soil Science in the Nineties: Applications of Network and Presentation Software
Russell Briggs, Forestry
An overview of the application of PowerPoint to delivery of lecture material in soil science is combined with a description of using the World Wide Web for delivery of pre-laboratory instruction to build the background for wet-lab experiments.
Environmental Ethics: Developing a Personal Ethic
James Coufal, Forestry
The poster presents the results of a project to develop materials on environmental ethics. Materials are available for use by natural resources course instructors.
Using Knowledge Meaningfully: Recreation and Tourism Class Projects for Local Governments
Chad Dawson, Forestry
The poster uses class assignments to fulfill requests for local government planning projects in recreation and tourism. Both the student and client must have their needs met within the context of the course, so the responsibility of the instructor is to carefully select and manage the process for all parties.
Community Design and Planning in the Yucatan Peninsula
Cheryl Doble, Landscape Architecture
The poster provides an overview of a graduate research project conducted in the Yucatan Peninsula during the fall semester and shares faculty and student perspectives on this experience. This is the latest in a series of public service projects completed by Landscape architecture students working in the Yucatan Peninsula over the last five years.
A Multimedia Approach to Distance Learning
Nancy Gaus, Don Leopold, and Dudley Raynal, Environmental and Forest Biology
The exhibit combines two new distance-learning products developed b the EFB Department: Dendro-on-Disk, and Flowering Plants-On-Line. Dendro-on-Disk is an interactive multimedia CD-ROM version of EFB 336 and covers identification and ecology of representative trees in North America. Flowering Plants-On-Line is a multimedia version of EFB 535 for the World Wide Web, covering 49 common plant families in North America. Together these products represent a distance learning alternative for students wishing to take two courses off-campus for credit.
Geographical Modeling at ESF
Charles and Myrna Hall, Environmental and Forest Biology
This poster is a computerization of works in progress on geographical modeling.
Examples of Student Learning Guides
James Hassett, Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering
Course readers are used in three ways: to augment text assignments; to highlight excellent examples of student work; and to provide lecture notes. Examples of each reader are provided.
Interactive Visualization of Quantitative Concepts in Chemistry using MS-EXCEL
John Hassett, Chemistry
MS-Excel provides for placement of various buttons and sliders on graphs. These can be used to change variables in the equations that generate the graphs. Graphs illustrating reactions of weak acids in water have been developed to allow the instructor or student to vary pH and strength of the weak acid and immediately observe the resulting states of the solutes.
Learning Meteorology Through Weather Forecasting
Lee Herrington, Forestry
This poster demonstrates the understanding of meteorology through weather forecasting. Students gather specific meteorological data sets from Internet sources and generate daily forecasts.
How do People Learn: Enhance Understanding by Understanding the Dimensions of Learning
Joel Howard, Forestry
Based on The Dimensions of Learning by Robert Marzano (1992), this poster explains the conditions and steps necessary for true learning to take place and provides examples of the "Dimensions" in practice.
Student Management Competition: An Integration of Coursework, Field Experience, and Problem Solving
Joseph Keuler, Wood Products Engineering
This poster provides an overview of the National Student Construction Management Competition in which SUNY ESF students participated. It highlights course work, field experience/internships, industry professional participation and competition program.
Continuing Education Needs Assessment of New York State Forest Resource Managers
Robert Malmsheimer and Don Floyd, Forestry
The poster presents the results of a survey given to NYS resource managers to assess their continuing education needs. The survey includes information about course topic preferences, course logistics, and comments on continuing education.
Regulators, Terminators, and Resource Recovery Agents of the Forest
Paul Manion, Environmental and Forest Biology
This poster displays the study guide and videos used in the correspondence course of the same title.
Employing the Rule of Four in Teaching Calculus
Shawn Philippon, Forestry
The Rule of Four states that every topic should be presented numerically, geometrically, algebraically and verbally. The display demonstrates Philippon’s work in addressing each of these approaches to calculus and its ability to reach students with varying learning styles.
Using Web Pages to Supplement Instruction
William Porter, Environmental and Forest Biology
A web site for EFB 493 provides much of the supporting material for he lectures and lab assignments.
A Modeling Approach to Teaching Biochemical Pathways
Neil Price, Chemistry
The poster discusses the advantages of using molecular modeling as an aid to teaching biochemistry and metabolism.
Field Experience: Hands-on Learning
Richard Sage, Environmental and Forest Biology
This poster exhibits the opportunities for field-oriented learning experiences offered at Huntington Wildlife Forest.
Use of the "Dyadic Alternative" to Make Learning More Active, Collaborative, and Fun
James Savage, Forestry
The "Dyadic Alternative", and modifications of it, has been used successfully by the author for two years in two courses taught at the Ranger School. The poster exhibits experiences and observations related to the used of "Dyadic Alternative".
Using 3D Modeling to Facilitate the Design Process and Visualization