Ship To Shore Conferencing
An extraordinary teacher, Mrs. Joan Linsley traveled on
the drilling ship, JOIDES Resolution, for fifty-six days
and served as instructional facilitator. Mrs. Linsley worked
with the scientists on the ship and our team back at Texas
A&M to produce exciting Ship to Shore Conferences
for participating science classrooms each week. Mrs. Linsley,
along with project scientists, answered questions submitted
by students during the broadcast through the Ask
a Question system. For the archived broadcasts,
The Ocean Drilling Distance Learning
Program (OD-DLP) provides a unique and exciting opportunity
for middle school students to interact and collaborate with
a world class ocean drilling research team. The ship
to shore component of the OD-DLP provided live interactive
video streams to the participating classrooms and allowed
students and teachers to interact with research scientists
aboard the JOIDES
Resolution. Archived broadcasts are available
to access the presentations from the Ship to Shore Conferences.
These may be used with the content and resources from the
This interactive component of the
OD-DLP will help foster an increased level of excitement
and curiosity in research science as well as increase students'
knowledge of earth science.
Live streams were broadcasts weekly
for seven weeks from January 17, 2001 through February 28,
2001. The live streams were made possible through
satellite technology. They were transmitted from the
JOIDES Resolution to a satellite in orbit, and then
sent back down to Texas A&M's RealMedia server.
The live streams were then sent to the TRSI districts and
then finally, to the participating schools and classrooms.