Physics at Virginia

"Web-based Software to Enhance Instructor-Student Interaction"

Dr. William Junkin , Erskine College
[Host: Stephen Thornton]
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 experienced web-master.
Nuclear Physics Seminar
Tuesday, December 14, 1999
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 203
Note special room.

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