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Fall 9-25-2015

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Technology can offer efficient ways to do what we have always done, but sometimes it offers a fundamentally new way for instructors, students, and content to interact. Just in Time Teaching (JiTT) is an effective, evidence-based technique for face-to-face courses that creates fast, effective feedback loops. This presentation will include what JiTT is, why it works and how it can be incorporated into your classes. JiTT can increase the quality and quantity of contact between students and instructors and deserves your consideration. Participants will guide the discussion to address practical concerns, best practices or a plan for getting started.

Dr. Jeff Loats is an Associate Professor of Physics at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is passionate about evidence-based teaching and learning and the effective use of technology in the classroom. He has won teaching awards at two institutions of higher education and has been invited to speak on teaching in higher education at a variety of local, regional and national events. He is the Principal Investigator of a 4-year National Science Foundation grant working to develop high-quality active-engagement teaching materials for courses on nuclear and particle physics. He has used Just-in-Time Teaching in his courses for over a decade.




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