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How Liz Ryder uses active learning on the first day of “Exploring Bioinformatics”

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How Liz Ryder uses active learning on the first day of “Exploring Bioinformatics”

BCB 100X / BB 100X Exploring Bioinformatics and Computational Biology meets twice a week for 2 hours each session.  It has a mixed population of about 30 students.  Some are BCB freshmen, who are taking the class for their major, and tend to have recent high school biology background and little computer science background.  The […]

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Student Perspectives on Active Learning

Filed in engaging students in class by on January 25, 2016 0 Comments

Check out this video created by WPI undergraduates who want to encourage more faculty to break up lectures with active learning opportunities.

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Nancy Burnham’s Use of Pre-Lecture Quizzes and Mid-Lecture Breaks in Physics

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Nancy Burnham’s Use of Pre-Lecture Quizzes and Mid-Lecture Breaks in Physics

I give pre-lecture quizzes at the beginning of class. A few questions based on previous content helps the students settle into the material for the day and motivates them to keep on top of new content. Then, once or twice during the lecture, I’ll stop to change the pace.  The question(s) usually address the more […]

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