AREAS OF RESEARCH
Some of these resources are on separate sites (also maintained by us).
Class time is a precious commodity, but how often do we stop to think about how
it's being used? Should class activities merely transmit information that is already printed
in the students' textbook? Do our students actually learn during class, or do they simply
feverishly scribble down everything we say, hoping somehow to understand the material later?
Large lectures: thought-provoking, sleep-inducing, or both?
We are investigating ways that instructors can enhance student
understanding, by promoting active learning in the classroom and pursuing
strategies that meet the needs of diverse students.