We are announcing a new eLearning course covering the fundamentals of CAVE called Learn AWIPS CAVE. This is an asynchronous web course that can be accessed on demand.
This course is designed for new users of CAVE and includes demonstrations, tutorials, activities, assessments, and challenges using CAVE functionality. The activities are designed with undergraduate meteorology students in mind but are suitable for any post-secondary education level.
Lessons are strategically divided into sections for spaced learning or for completing in multiple class or lab sessions. This course does not teach atmospheric science, rather, it will provide explanations of scientific concepts as context for specific CAVE workflows and best practices. This design is well-suited for flipped classrooms and labs where students may learn how to use CAVE features asynchronously, then apply those skills to scientific concepts from the classroom or specific job duties.
Follow-along demonstrations and tutorials are paired with challenges to enhance critical thinking and learning retention. Each lesson concludes with a quiz, in which instructors and supervisors may request responses from their students and teams (more info below).
Topics covered in this course:
- Initializing CAVE and connecting to an EDEX
- Navigating core CAVE functions
- Loading and changing the appearance of products
- Saving and organizing views
- Creating plan view, time series, vertical cross section, and sounding display types
- A supported web browser
- CAVE version 18.2.1 installed on a supported operating system
- Internet access
- Completion of the Request Form
- A keyboard with a numpad
- A mouse with a scroll wheel
- Two monitors
How to access the course:
This course is openly available after filling out the request form. Each individual learner must fill out the form for access (e.g. every student in a class or every member of a team). After filling out the form, you will be provided with a link to the course.
The request form and other educational resources can be accessed from the AWIPS Educational Resources page.
Special note for professors or supervisors:
You may request access to your students’ or teams’ quiz grades by emailing email@example.com and specifying the email addresses of your learners.
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