On May 4, 1998, SCEC representatives presented Web-based instructional modules to a convention of community college educators. The event was the Community College Foundation's Technology in Education Conference in Santa Clara, California.
Outreach Specialist Sara Tekula, SCEC Data Center Manager Katrin Hafner (Caltech), and SCEC Web author/developer John Marquis (Caltech) presented the SCEC education module "Investigating Earthquakes through Regional Seismicity."
In the one-hour presentation, Tekula gave an overview of the SCEC Outreach program. Hafner and Marquis then walked attendees through portions of the module, allowing time for questions during the demonstration and atthe end of the work-shop. Hafner, who also teaches at two Los Angeles area community colleges, felt that the module received "positive feedback on its usability in the community college setting." Hafner is the manager of SCEC's Data Center at Caltech. The module uses the Data Center's real-time data to create a dynamic learning experience, thus also advertising the many types of data presentations available on the Data Center's Web pages (WWW.SCECDC.SCEC.ORG). Hafner noticed that "people are really excited about real-time data and how it can tie into education."
The SCEC Outreach Program has formally named its Web-based education project
Development of Earth Science Curricula Online