Just-in-Time Teaching Approach
Novak, Patterson, Gavrin, and Christian
to actively engage students outside of the classroom (WWW) to enhance their in-class experience.
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:
Showing selected student responses
Spending more/less time on a topic
pre-instruction (usually) exercises.
topic closure, once a week
Why is JiTT potentially helpful?
Students must at least consider material before class.
Students want to know the answer!
It is harder for students to fall behind.
Students see other students' responses.
Students must think conceptually before mathematically.
Why is JiTT potentially NOT helpful?
Students can become frustrated with daily exercises.
Students may not feel they are getting proper feedback.
Students may still use novice problem-solving approaches even though they are ineffective.
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????