10.6. Astronomy Education on the Internet
Given that the Internet offers almost unlimited possibilities for interactive courses, more and more of these can be found on the web, see e.g. [Benacchio et al. (1998)]. The ``AstroEd'' page, at www-hpcc.astro.washington.edu/scied/astro/astroindex.html, provides links to on-line astronomy education resources and some on-line courses. The National Research Council's project ``Resources for Involving Scientists in Education'' (RISE) features a web site at www.nas.edu/rise/examp.htm. An interesting example is given by the University of Oregon (www.zebu.uoregon.edu), where an astronomy book is being developed in ``hypertext''. A further advantage of these ``books'' is their potential of being kept up-to-date by a groups of professionals.
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) organized an educational programme called ``Astronomy On-line'' in December 1997. Its web pages are still available at www.eso.org/astronomyonline/ ([Albrecht et al. (1998)]).