Jul 14, 2014 by
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Editorial Board
This presentations consists of lectures presented at a session of the California Colloquium on Water on February, 2010. Specifically, issues related to agricultural water usage in California were discussed.
Type of Material:
This is an MP4 recording of a lecture session.
This would be good material for students interested in gaining an introductory background in water quality and quantity issues.
An appropriate web browser for viewing a YouTube video is needed.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
No specific learning goals were presented. Instead, their was a general goal of examining the issues relating to agricultural water usage in California in the future as the state population grows and limited water resources diminish.
Target Student Population:
I would target this at high school seniors and entry level college students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Evaluation and Observation
The video does a good job exploring diverging viewpoints associated with water usage, and the need for further research and policy development.
Specific learning goals would be helpful.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This is an excellent introduction to the topic.
The video is not appropriate for more advanced viewers.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
No problems were found. It is very easy to use.
Other Issues and Comments:
A 1.5 hour video of a little long for many audiences.