Tuesday, November 3, 2009: 2:45 PM
Convention Center, Room 337-338, Third Floor
Interactive Fundamental Agricultural Resource Modules or “iFARM” is web-based interactive modules that demonstrate ways to approach complex agricultural situations which are viable to learning about plants, soils and sustainable agroecosystems. This study is aiming for developing interactive multimedia learning modules that is implemented in the introductory Agronomy course during Fall 2008 and Spring 2009. The interactive modules are designed focusing on two pedagogical objectives: demonstrating scientific principles and critical thinking. The authors intend to investigate how the interactive modules affect on students’ learning experiences by combining lecture with on-line learning practice. The presentation will include discussion of the findings and demonstration of selected iFARM modules.