Adapting Instructional Technology to Facilitate Active Learning in the Capstone Cell and Molecular Biology Course, Endocrinology (MCDB 418)
- Classroom & Event Support
- Funding and Grants
- Learning Technologies and Consulting
- Technician Support for Classes & Events
- Video Services
- Exam Scan Service
This proposal is for funds to incorporate several different instructional technologies into the course 'Endocrinology' (MCDB 418),which is a capstone course for Biology, Neuroscience and Cell andMolecular Biology (CMB) majors. This course will be taught in Fall 2007 in the one of the new 'dinner theater' classrooms (1250) in the UndergraduateScience Building (USB). The overall pedagogical goal is to invigorate the course by replacing the lecture format with an active learning format.This goal will be facilitated by the use of instructional technologies such as the classroom response system, on-line resources for exams and research, the use of tablet notebook computers for student research and problem solving, and other capabilities available in the classroom. The funds requested are intended to support a graduate student teaching assistant to aid in incorporating these technologies into the course. The teaching assistant will provide technical support to the instructor prior to and during the semester, will assist with the development of teaching resources (e.g., reading quiz and concept questions, etc.) and will help students use the technologies for their independent research presentations.