Using TurningPoint to support social learning and peer instruction

By Kevin Herrholtz Social Learning Theory posits people learn from one another, via observation, imitation and modeling. The theory has often been called a bridge between behaviorist and cognitive learning theories because it encompasses attention, memory and motivation. Simply put, people can learn better from their peers because they can explain or model things that…

What a difference a clicker makes

What might happen if every student in your class remained engaged? Steve Kortenkamp, an astronomer at the University of Arizona, taught two identical classes for non-science majors last spring. Both classes had the same lectures, the same homework assignments and the same instructor. When Kortenkamp gave the first exam, he understandably expected the results to…