AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 16 Interactive Education and Peer Instruction in Introductory Courses
Special Session, Monday, May 31, 2004, 10:00-11:30am, 707/709

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[16.03] The Interactive Learning Toolkit: supporting interactive classrooms

S. Dutta, V. McCauley, E. Mazur (Harvard University)

Research-based interactive learning techniques have dramatically improved student understanding. We have created the 'Interactive Learning Toolkit' (ILT), a web-based learning management system, to help implement two such pedagogies: Just in Time Teaching and Peer Instruction. Our main goal in developing this toolkit is to save the instructor time and effort and to use technology to facilitate the interaction between the students and the instructor (and between students themselves). After a brief review of both pedagogies, we will demonstrate the many exciting new features of the ILT. We will show how technology can not only implement, but also supplement and improve these pedagogies.

We would like acknowdge grants from NSF and DEAS, Harvard University

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: sdutta@deas.harvard.edu

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