Thursday, August 19, 2010
Online Short Course, The University of Pretoria in South Africa (Cambridge, MA)
This short-course introduces participants to the ideas of Peer Instruction (PI) and Just- in-Time-Teaching (JiTT), two research-based methods for engaging students, improving conceptual understanding, increasing retention in courses and programs, and enhancing academic performance. Participants will also learn about a new approach to instructional design. Finally, participants will apply the knowledge gained to a specific course module they are (or will be) teaching, by re-designing (or designing) the syllabus for this course module and developing a plan for implementing PI and JiTT. The short-course consists of two 2-hour long online sessions, a number of online assignments, and follow-up activities on participantsâ use of PI and JiTT in their course modules.