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Nuclear Physics Seminars
| *Special Science Education Seminar
Tuesday, December 14, 1999
Physics Building, Room 203
Note special room.
Dr. William Junkin
[Host: Stephen Thornton]
"Web-based Software to Enhance Instructor-Student Interaction"
Web-based (HTML) software will be introduced which enhances student learning by
increasing student involvement and instructor-student interaction. Most of these
interactive or polling software and templates, some of which I have developed,
are free. They are used in "Peer Instruction" developed by Eric Mazur (Harvard
University) and "JiTT" (Just-in-Time Teaching) developed by Novak and Garvin
(IUPUI), Patterson (Air Force Academy), and Christian (Davidson). These recent
pedagogies have been used effectively in physics and other disciplines at the
high school and undergraduate level. Preliminary results of using some of this
software with traditional introductory physics labs are especially promising.
This session will demonstrate these materials, make them available to those that
are interested, explain how to make them work on your platform or network,
explain how to combine them with other web-based materials, and mention results
from using them. The session is designed for anyone, novice web-surfer to
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