Presentations

    The Essence of Physics, at Instructional Technology Program Forum, University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), Thursday, February 1, 1990
    The Essence of Physics, at MacAdemia, University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), Saturday, September 1, 1990
    A Hypermedia approach to teaching Physics, at International IEEE/AP-S Meeting (London, Ontario, Canada), Tuesday, June 25, 1991:
    No abstract available.

    Note: This is my first ever computer presentation. It was given using HyperCard on an Apple Macintosh Portable (well, barely portable; it was not for another 6 months that Apple would ship the first PowerBook). The image was projected using an LCD-panel that had to be placed on an overhead projector.

    The Interactive Learning Toolkit: supporting interactive classrooms, at 128th National AAPT meeting (Miami, FL), Monday, January 26, 2004:
    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... Read more about The Interactive Learning Toolkit: supporting interactive classrooms
    The interactive learning toolkit: technology and the classroom, at Canadian Association of Physicists Congress, Laval University (Quebec, Canada), Tuesday, June 10, 2008:
    It has been suggested the lack of interaction in large lecture courses is to blame for the many problems facing these courses: declining enrollments, low attendance, poor evaluations, and disappointing retention. We offer a way of redesigning the classroom so interaction is introduced in many aspects of the course. This approach has shown to be effective by many instructors in a broad variety of environments. I will demonstrate some of the tools we have developed to foster this interaction.