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astroEDU: Improving educational activities through peer-review

28 Nov 2013, 11:04 UTC
astroEDU: Improving educational activities through peer-review
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LCOGT is pleased to announce a new platform for high-quality, peer-reviewed astronomy education activities has been launched today by the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development. astroEDU is a platform that allows educators to discover, review, distribute, improve and remix astronomy education activities, and offers a free peer-review service by professionals in education and science. astroEDU came about through a partnership between LCOGT, Universe Awareness and IAU.Hundreds of thousands of astronomy education activities exist, but their quality is highly variable. Using the familiar peer-review workflow of scientific publications, astroEDU will improve the quality, visibility and accessibility of these astronomy education activities. Because astroEDU is endorsed by the International Astronomical Union is also lends credibility to these activities.astroEDU aims to provide a way that educators to discover, review, distribute, improve and remix astronomy education activities, and offers a free peer-review service by professionals in education and science.astroEDU activitiesEach astroEDU activity has a robust structure including educational goals, learning objectives, target audiences, budget and evaluation strategy.We only accept educational activities and not generic materials like power points, videos, interactive apps. However, we encourage teachers, educators and education specialists to submit activities which use these different types of resources. However, we welcome activities ...

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