Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Students are asked questions, usually online, which both encourage preparation for the class and encourage students to come to class with a "need to know." Instructors use the responses to fine tune their presentation, and incorporate quotes from the student responses into the class.

Type of Method Instructional strategy
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Conceptual, Intermediate Undergraduate, Advanced Undergraduate, Astronomy, Other Science
Can be adapted for: Any
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)References coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Lab, Studio
Coverage Few topics with great depth, Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum, Mathematical, Astronomy, Other Science, Pedagogy
Instructor Effort Medium, High
Resource Needs Computers for student use outside of class, Course management system or other way of collecting responses online
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding of physics contentReferences coming soon, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understanding, Coherent framework for physics, Understanding how physics relates to the real world, Think like a scientist, Representing knowledge in multiple ways, Study skills
Can be adapted for: Reflecting on one's own learning, Self-confidence around physics, Enjoyment of physics, Autonomy
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: scores on written conceptual testsReferences coming soon, traditional problem-solving abilityReferences coming soon, attitudes about physicsReferences coming soon, retention of studentsReferences coming soon, study skills
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, Modeling, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, ISLE, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, PBI, PET, PSET, LEPS, CAE TPS, Lecture-Tutorials, Astro Ranking Tasks, MBL, New Model Course, CPU, SCL, TEFA, CU Modern, CU E&M, CU QM, QuILTs, IQP, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, SGSI, Paradigms, PUM, Tools for Scientific Thinking, PI QM, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers, MOP, Responsive Teaching
Similar Method None
Developer(s) G. Novak, A. Gavrin, E. Patterson, W. Christian
Website http://jittdl.physics.iupui.edu/jitt/