Just-in-Time Teaching Approach

Novak, Patterson, Gavrin, and Christian


Goal:      to actively engage students outside of the classroom (WWW) to enhance their in-class experience.


How:      Students access questions over the web and submit answers on the same web page via a form. Instructor looks at student submissions and crafts a lecture around them by:



WarmUps: pre-instruction (usually) exercises. 

Puzzles: topic closure, once a week

Why is JiTT potentially helpful?


Why is JiTT potentially NOT helpful?

We have been extremely encouraged by our FCI Results from 3 years of using JiTT and Physlets in College/University Physics.....

(see Melissa Dancy's Poster at the PER conference!)

....So why not advanced classes????