The Virtual Campus
The College of Exploration (TCOE) Virtual Campus enhances Classroom BATS by building an on-line learning community of those who are studying how to use BATS data in the classroom.

The TCOE  Virtual Campus provides a private and password-protected space for discussion among students (teachers) and faculty, as well as offering direct interaction with BBSR scientists. It affords a self-contained environment for sharing ideas and materials, and serves as an additional resource for the study of oceanography. It gives students and teachers controlled and limited access to scientists and other experts in an asynchronous way, thus not placing a burden on scientists' time. All participants can scroll through the conversation and see everything that has been said by the rest of the group and all comments are listed chronologically. Teachers find this medium helps support collegiality.

To find out more about the TCOE Virtual Campus and how to enroll in TCOE distance-learning courses, visit