Students learn about the scientific background of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, especially the critical role of international collaboration, and meet the chief scientists before joining the sea-going expedition. Students are presented with the principles of 3-D seismic imaging, data processing and interpretation while mapping and identifying the active faults that were the likely sources of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan in 1944 and 1948. They also learn about IODP drilling that began in 2007 and will extend through much of the next decade. Teaching Tips Adaptations that allow this activity to be successful in an online environment It has always been in an online environment. It is self-contained with formative and summative assessment of student learning. Elements of this activity that are most effective Seismic interpretation and abstract - assessed by comparisons to other portions of completed assignment and other assignments in class. Recommendations for other faculty adapting this activity to their own course: Students need broadband access as it involves video, audio, and animations.


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