Innovative education networking aimed at multimedia tools for geometrical optics learning

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Title: Innovative education networking aimed at multimedia tools for geometrical optics learning
Authors: García-Martínez, Pascuala | Zapata Rodríguez, Carlos Javier | Ferreira, Carlos | Fernández, Isaac | Pastor Calle, David | Nasenpour, Mahin | Moreno Soriano, Ignacio | Sánchez-López, María del Mar | Espinosa, Julián | Mas, David | Miret, Juan Jose
Research Group/s: Óptica y Ciencias de la Visión
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Óptica, Farmacología y Anatomía
Keywords: Geometrical Optics Learning | Innovative education networking | Innovative multimedia tools
Knowledge Area: Óptica
Issue Date: 8-Oct-2015
Publisher: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Citation: P. García-Martínez ; C. J. Zapata-Rodríguez ; C. Ferreira ; I. Fernández ; D. Pastor ; M. Nasenpour ; I. Moreno ; M. M. Sánchez-López ; J. Espinosa ; D. Mas and J. J. Miret. "Innovative education networking aimed at multimedia tools for geometrical optics learning ", Proc. SPIE 9793, Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2015, 97930L (October 8, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2223077
Abstract: We present a purposeful initiative to open new grounds for teaching Geometrical Optics. It is based on the creation of an innovative education networking involving academic staff from three Spanish universities linked together around Optics. Nowadays, students demand online resources such as innovative multimedia tools for complementing the understanding of their studies. Geometrical Optics relies on basics of light phenomena like reflection and refraction and the use of simple optical elements such as mirrors, prisms, lenses, and fibers. The mathematical treatment is simple and the equations are not too complicated. But from our long time experience in teaching to undergraduate students, we realize that important concepts are missed by these students because they do not work ray tracing as they should do. Moreover, Geometrical Optics laboratory is crucial by providing many short Optics experiments and thus stimulating students interest in the study of such a topic. Multimedia applications help teachers to cover those student demands. In that sense, our educational networking shares and develops online materials based on 1) video-tutorials of laboratory experiences and of ray tracing exercises, 2) different online platforms for student self-examinations and 3) computer assisted geometrical optics exercises. That will result in interesting educational synergies and promote student autonomy for learning Optics.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Vicerectorat de Polítiques de Formació i Qualitat Educativa de la Universitat de València (Project UV-SFPIE_DOCE14-222505).
ISSN: 0277-786X (Print) | 1996-756X (Online)
DOI: 10.1117/12.2223077
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
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