GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH FOR SCIENCE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY … GEOSET

Whereas almost all educational programmes focus on a particular student cohort, the GEOSET initiative’s paradigm shifting strategy is to turn the focus of the educational process round by 180 degrees to target our best teachers and capture Specific Educational Objects or Concept Modules which they have devised to infuse real enthusiasm and passion for intellectual knowledge in students. Although the GEOSET site streams many outstanding lectures and courses, as indicated above, the primary aim is the creation of an easily accessed cache of specific Teaching Tricks Of The Trade i.e. TTOTTs which outstanding educators have found by experience work. Until now the educational genius of a teacher is in general lost when he or she retires unless a  student, who also becomes an educator, remembers it and uses it in class.  Geoset (and its more inclusive sister GEOSTEAM encompassing the arts and mathematics now in preparation) gives our teachers a measure of immortality previously unavailable.  An exciting major contribution to GEOSET is being made by students who are not only recording presentations on their projects but devising novel TTOTTs of their own. A TTOTTs website which will access teaching objects directly is in the process of being created

Click some of the other URLs in the short Introduction below to get an idea of what can be done not only by Teachers and University students but also High School students.  By dipping into this material one gets a great perspective on the fantastic promise of this unique programme to improve teaching on a global scale. The material produced by some great young people shows how superb GEOSET is in catalysing innovative creativity in educational outreach by the young.  I am sure this will whet your appetite to explore a little further.   A more extended though still limited set is to be found further below. Everything can be accessed via the searchable gateway site www.geoset.info which links to the contributing nodes in the US UK Japan, Brazil, Spain, Croatia etc.  Attached is a sheet which shows how effective the project has been in helping students to get jobs, scholarships, awards and postdocs. The majority of the GEOSET presentations have been recorded using a dual-window (synchronised video/data) mode which makes assessment a pleasure rather than a chore.

GEOSET INTRODUCTION

The Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology  (GEOSET) initiative uses new IT technology to provide imaginative teaching material in modules focused relatively tightly on specific topics. It is a highly flexible medium enabling a wide range of different educational approaches to be explored and it is particularly useful for SET/STEAM teachers who will find valuable downloadable teaching resource material created by innovative science and technology experts and educators. The material has been created by faculty and students in universities as well as by high schools … thus guaranteeing a measure of reliability.  The wonderful bonus of GEOSET recordings is that they provide revolutionary additions to the students’ resumes as they improve immeasurably success in gaining jobs, scholarships awards and postdocs.  The key aim of GEOSET is the the creation of a global network of participating sites catering to the local and global need for much improved SET/STEAM education. Each institution sets up its own streaming node and uploads URLs with associated information to the searchable GEOSET gateway www.geoset.info.  Here is a small set of representative URLs extracted from the rather more extensive representative list in the section below:

1)  UG Dan Stribling – What is colour?

http://mediasite.capd.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/00c254c9b72d424cb74dfda0c5ec34b71d

2)  PG Kerry Gilmore (FSU) – Building Bridges with Organic Chemistry

http://mediasite.oddl.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/93aa9659299a495c8d9ed939cc25911f

3)  UG  Daniel Dominguez – All about viruses

http://vimeo.com/99670897

4) PG Jess Higgins (Sussex)  – Organometallic Uranium Chemistry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBbutERTaFw

5) Project Module Jon Hare (Sussex Education Specialist) Longboard Part 1 – Speedometer –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY9jsi-cFF8

6) Teaching Module Colin Byfleet (FSU Professor)  – Logarithms – The Amazing Mr Briggs of Halifax

http://mediasite.oddl.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/003298f9a02f468c8351c50488d6c479

7) Science News Programmes (Pilot  University of Sussex)

https://vimeo.com/97036396

8) Science News Programme (Pilot FSU)

http://mediasite.capd.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/e7f3c2760a5b4e6bbb57ea0c891f50c91d

9) High School Students UK (King’s School Canterbury; Teacher Christina Astin) – Olber’s

Paradox: Why is the Sky Dark at Night?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAHuY8KWOHM&feature=youtu.be

10) Promotion Video about GEOSET. Steve Acquah who produced this promo for FSU students and staff

http://tinyurl.com/GEOSET-Studios

11) Gateway site is at www.geoset.info .This is a searchable database of clickable uploaded URLs which redirect to presentations streaming from nodes set up by participating institutions (including high schools) in the US, UK, Japan, Croatia, Spain and Brazil.  Other nodes: The FSU node is at www.geoset.fsu.edu and the Sheffield University (Kri) node is at  http://www.geokri.org/. The University of Sussex site http://www.sussex.ac.uk/geoset/

12) Technical Information  http://www.geoset.fsu.edu/GEOSET_TECH/index.html

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SLIGHTLY MORE EXTENSIVE SAMPLE SET OF RECORDINGS– (GENERAL DETAILS AT THE END)

Undergraduate Presentations

Dan Stribling  UG (FSU) – What is Light?

http://vimeo.com/user25576096/danflamechallenge

Vincent LaBarbera (FSU UG) – Beetles

http://mediasite.apps.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/bdc575f29384404782cae47867389fb3

Richard Rogers (FSU UG) –  Neuroscience

http://geoset.fsu.edu/presentations/richard_rogers/optogenetics.html

Jennifer Goldsby (FSU UG) –  Inbreeding in a Wolfpack ispolated for 70 years

http://www.geoset.info/?s=goldsby&lang=en

Graduate Student Presentations

Jess Higgins (GS Sussex)  – Organometallic Uranium Chemistry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBbutERTaFw

Kerry Gilmore (GS FSU) – Building Bridges with Organic Chemistry

http://mediasite.oddl.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/93aa9659299a495c8d9ed939cc25911f

Jonathan Christian (GS FSU) –  Semiconductors (3MT Prizewinner)

http://tinyurl.com/3MT-jonathan

Prajna Dhar (GS FSU)  Motions at Interfaces

http://www.geoset.info/?s=prajna&lang=en

Saino Varghese (GS Toyo University Japan)

http://www.geoset.info/?s=saino&lang=en

High School Presentations on GEOSET   http://www.geoset.info/search/?type_filter=highschool-presentations#

High School Students UK (King’s School Canterbury; Teacher Christina Astin) – Olber’s

Paradox: Why is the Sky Dark at Night?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAHuY8KWOHM&feature=youtu.be

Sebastian Klavinskis-Whiting UK (King’s School Canterbury; Teacher Christina Astin) Yeast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibuz2TUrcu4

High School Students US (Mississippi School for Maths and Science Columbus MS –  Teacher Don Bratton) Immunology of Anthrax

http://www.geoset.info/view-presentation/?pid=8931&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYrOICjEIJs

High School Students US (Mississippi School for Maths and Science Columbus MS –  Teacher Don Bratton)  Real Gases

http://www.geoset.info/view-presentation/?pid=8704&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osh8fDIUSs4

High School Students Japan (Yokohama Frontier High School – via Professor Kenichi Kojima) Producing Biogas and Identifying Bacteria

http://www.geoset.info/presentation/producing-biogas-and-identifying-bacteria/

Archival Interviews

Russell Johnsen (FSU Professor interviewed by Colin Byfleet) – Historical Archive: The Benefits of Penicillin

http://mediasite.apps.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/bdc575f29384404782cae47867389fb3

Jeff Leigh (Sussex Professor interviewed by Jon Hare) – Nitrogen Fixation Unit at Sussex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0bmFPJS4Sf0

Science Teaching Modules

Steve Acquah (FSU Professor) – Secret Science: Invisible Ink

http://mediasite.oddl.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/ad3c37ef61024da588f3209fd4a77e38

Philip Schlennof (GS- FSU) – The Magic of Science

http://mediasite.capd.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/c20eef15ee284dd1b2c259b13582f4051d

Colin Byfleet (FSU Professor)  – Logarithms – The Amazing Mr Briggs of Halifax

http://mediasite.oddl.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/003298f9a02f468c8351c50488d6c479

Colin Byfleet (FSU Professor) – Schools Experimental Project – The Physics of Crater Formation

http://mediasite.oddl.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/cfe33baecce447d79bd861f707916167

Steve Acquah (FSU Professor) – Secret Science – Chromatography

http://mediasite.oddl.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/78d44585daec4361bc3071f61e9d6c02

Jon Hare (Sussex Education Specialist) Longboard Part 1 – Speedometer –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3qYRbMhrdQ

Jon Hare (Sussex Education Specialist) The Carbon Revolution Part 6 – Chemistry of C60 –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3KOdFNpS6c

Harry Kroto (FSU/Sussex Professor) – Anaesthetics

http://geoset.fsu.edu/presentations/harry_vignettes_anesthetics/harry_vignettes_anesthetics.html

Harry Kroto (FSU/Sussex Professor) – Penicillin

http://geoset.fsu.edu/presentations/harry_vignettes_pennicilin/harry_vignettes_pennicilin.html

Harry Kroto (FSU/Sussex Professor) –  Triassic Fossils, Continental Drift, Tectonic Plates and The Theory of Evolution

http://geoset.fsu.edu/presentations/harry_vignettes_triassic/harry_vignettes_triassic.html

Research Presentations

John Haycock (Sheffield University Kroto Research Institute – Professor) Polymer Fabrication 3D models Stem Cells and Neural Reconsrtution

http://www.geokri.org/viewPresentation.php?id=247

Steve Banwart (Sheffield University Kroto Research Institute – Professor) The Weathering Science Consortium

http://www.geokri.org/viewPresentation.php?id=178

James Marshall  (Sheffield University Kroto Research Institute – Professor)   Medicine and the Evolution of Altruism

http://www.geokri.org/viewPresentation.php?id=251

General Lecture Presentations

Harry Kroto (FSU/Sussex)  Lecture – Science Society and Responsibility

http://mediasite.capd.fsu.edu/Mediasite/Play/3e627d4e51354986893881755dd9c1411d

GENERAL INFO URLS

GEOSET Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/GEOSET/128249447186195

GEOSET Gateway: www.geoset.info

GEOSET Some Specific Nodes:

http://www.geoset.fsu.edu

http://www.geokri.org/

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/geoset/

http://bionano.toyo.ac.jp/GEOSET-index.html

https://www.youtube.com/user/KingsScience

GEOSET List of Participating Nodes

http://www.geoset.fsu.edu/GEOSET_TECH/nodes.html

GEOSET Technical Info http://www.geoset.fsu.edu/GEOSET_TECH/index.html