Climate at UBC – Real Time Applets for Climate Teaching and Learning

TitleClimate at UBC – Real Time Applets for Climate Teaching and Learning
Faculty/College/UnitLand & Food Systems
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

Climate at UBC will engage students with the dynamics of climate processes and climate change using data measured by UBC researchers. Interactive applets that combine real-time measurements of UBC's own climate station as well as other climate research sites in BC, combined with historical data and physical models, are designed to meet specific learning goals in various courses across campus (AGRO, AGSC, ATSC, ENVR, GEOG, SOIL) and provide the basis for student projects.

The applets will be publicly available in a modular architecture so they can be embedded in various front-end systems (course web pages, in-classroom presentations, mobile devices and digital signage). This modular approach, together with the interactive and real-time component makes them highly flexible and suitable for numerous learning components (classroom, assignment, labs, projects).

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2009/2010
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorT. Andrew Black
Year 1: Funded Amount39,856
Year 1: Team Members

T. Andrew Black, Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Andreas Christen, Assistant Professor, Geography, Faculty of Arts