Results from Prior Surveys

This project builds upon knowledge learned from a number of previous projects and surveys, which gathered insights and feedback form undergraduate educators interested in using real-time ocean data in their classrooms. We encourage you to check out these reports, and please let us know if you are aware of other studies and publications that would be of interest to the community.

Teaching Using Data

  • Incorporating MARACOOS Data Into Ocean Education: A Needs Assessment – In the summer of 2012, COSEE NOW worked with The Mid Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) to run a needs assessment workshop for scientists interested in teaching with data from the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).
  • Developing Tools to Engage Undergraduates in Data from Observatories – The Education and Public Engagement (EPE) Implementing Organization (IO) is dedicated to developing data visualization tools that will facilitate the use of data from Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) to enhance undergraduate teaching.
  • MACOORA Usability Test – In August 2008, a team of COSEE NOW members collaborated with Cia Romano, the founder and CEO of Interface Guru, to conduct a website usability test with a group of tuna fishermen and women to better understand how ocean observatory data can be communicated via Web-based visualization displays such as maps, charts and other data sources.
  • Real-Time Data in K-12 Classrooms: A Report – This document reports on a front-end evaluation designed to investigate the ways by which kindergarten through 12th-grade (K-12) teachers and students can and do use real-time data (RTD) to understand and appreciate the role that the ocean environment plays in their lives.

Scientist Surveys

  • COSEE NOW 2008 Scientist Survey Report – What do scientists think about coastal sciences education & outreach? Are they engaged? And, in what ways are they contributing? This report offers answers to those questions.
  • COSEE MA Scientist Survey 2004-2007 Report – COSEE Mid-Atlantic (now known as COSEE NOW and COSEE Coastal Trends) conducted an annual scientist survey since 2004 to gather data on the education involvement, practices and needs of scientists affiliated with ocean observing systems. This report includes survey results from 2004 through 2007.

Educator Surveys

  • COSEE MA Teacher PD 2003-2007 Evaluation Report – Each summer from 2003 through 2007 COSEE Mid-Atlantic (now known as COSEE NOW and COSEE Coastal Trends) conducted teacher professional development (PD) workshops designed to train educators in the use of real data, mostly from coastal and ocean observing systems, in their teaching. This report documents our teacher professional development activities from 2003 to 2007, the model format we used and teachers’ reactions and responses (a few of which are below).

For more, please visit the COSEE NOW Research Results page.