The Stevens Institute of Technology has designed a new course, "Internet Applications in Science Education," for a graduate-level certificate program for experienced middle school and high school teachers. The goal of the course is to enhance teachers' abilities to use the "unique and compelling" features of the internet in science education—for example, conducting science research online, tapping into real-time physical data from geophysical web sites, and collaborating with students around the world.

In developing and implementing the course, staff at Stevens Institute learned a great deal about designing online courses for maximum benefit for educators....

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