Graduate Student Projects using the Web

John A. Venables

Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
CPES, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
The web can be advantageous for graduate and research-based teaching and learning.
Positive points include:
  • Faculty can consult students about the choice of material, prior to the start of a course. Students can access/ download notes and interact with faculty, independent of location and time
  • The fact that specialist courses cannot be given in person each term/ semester/ year becomes relatively unimportant. They can still be studied at other times, in reading/ conference/ project mode
  • Students can access web pages put up by other groups working in related areas, and can incorporate them into course pages. Further material, including working programs/ models can be prepared/ explored as projects, maybe in collaboration with other institutions.
  • In interdisplinary areas, each student has a different background, and therefore finds different parts of a course difficult. Thus background projects by each student can benefit all students, whether or not they are following the course formally for credit


This talk is available at the /grad directory from my home page.