Sunday, January 18, 2009

OP-TEC Online Professional Development Course - Fundamentals of Light and Lasers

This course might be of interest to you or someone in your company who is interested in teaching the basics of photonics. Or perhaps you know a faculty member in a local high school or technical school who you would like to encourage to teach the fundamentals of light and lasers to help interest students in science and in our field in particular. There is no charge for the online course, but participants are responsible for their travel expenses for the 3-day lab course. Full details in the message below.

Jim Pearson
FPC Executive Director

Hybrid, Online Professional Development Course
Fundamentals of Light and Lasers
Course starts March 2, 2009! Application deadline February 27!

OP-TEC is now offering a hybrid, online faculty development course in optics and photonics. This online course will cover OP-TEC's Fundamentals of Light and Lasers. Each of the six modules contained within this course will be taught online over a two-week period with a high level of self-paced instruction combined with an interactive component facilitated by e-mail exchanges and chat room discussions.

Shortly after the completion of the six modules, all participants will spend a 3-day period at Camden County College (Blackwood, NJ) where they will have the opportunity to conduct all laboratory experiments included in the course and discuss with experienced instructors best practices for teaching the materials.

Modules Include: Nature and Properties of Light, Optical Handling and Positioning, Light Sources and Laser Safety, Basic Geometrical Optics, Basic Physical Optics, Principles of Lasers

Start Date: March 2, 2009 (12-week course, followed by a 3-day laboratory session)
Application Deadline: February, 27, 2009

Intended Audience: This course is designed for high school, community college and technical college faculty interested in teaching a basic photonics course.

Certificate of Completion & CEUs: Participants that successfully complete the 12-week online course and 3-day lab session will receive a certification of completion from OP-TEC. Participants will also be awarded 9 CEUs from Camden County College.

Cost: No tuition or materials fees! Participants will be responsible for travel, lodging and meals for 3-day lab session.

Click here for more details and to apply online!

Questions? Click here to e-mail us!

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