I use a 'hands-on' approach in all my courses. Over the last two decades I have taught courses in Satellite Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, and Physical Climatology.
The Satellite Remote Sensing courses starts from calibration principles to image classification involving numerous applications such as fire, cloud, aerosol detection and vegetation mapping. In the advanced Remote Sensing course, students perform geophysical retrievals using current satellite data and radiative transfer models to retrieve cloud and aerosol properties. Students use IDL to write code and analyze data.
I also teach a one credit course for graduate students called Professional Development (Click here for blog) that helps the student write proposals, create resumes and vitae, establish career development goals, and develop other work-place skills.
I also designed a First Year Experience Course for incoming freshmen and I teach one of the sections to help students succesfully transition from high school to the University.
My Satellite Remote Sensing Course is now completely online. Check out this introductory video