In response to a need for interactive learning, we designed a physical optics course that incorporates writing-to-learn principles and allows students to meld in-class theory with real-world practice. Students "published" their papers on the open-access web. This exercise necessitated that students understand principles sufficiently to simplify complex topics for a broad general audience.
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G. A. Swartzlander, M. Oxnam, and L. Lebduska, "Integrating writing into the optics curriculum," in Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper EWC3.
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