We teach as we were taught. The shift from an instructor to a student centered classroom requires a cultural shift throughout the education community. This shift must include K-12 teachers, community college, and university faculty who all model how to teach to their students and are involved in training pre-service teachers. Our objective is to provide professional development for University Faculty giving them hands on experience using technology in the classroom so they can then model technology use for their students. This is a collaborative venture among four faculty members from three different California State University Campuses: Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, and Northridge.

The video on the right is a recording of one of our workshops. The links from the Recent News below summarize some of the key findings.

Recent News

  • Using Spreadsheet to Compare Lab Data For an ECE440 Lab on band pass filters, I had set up a google docs spread sheet with a tinyurl address.  The students were to design and build a filter to certain specifications.  They were instructed to simply copy their measured responses into the google docs spreadsheet as soon as they had been taken so that the class and myself could monitor their progress on the chart from the document, which was projected at the front of the room for all to see. Here is the projected image about 45 minutes into the lab: Groups 6 and 7 are well underway, but Group 7 has gotten the circuit completely wrong and just discovered it (along with myself and the rest ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2012, 2:30 PM by Matthew d'Alessio
  • Google Moderator Review On May 16th, I used Google Moderator in a review session for my Medical Microbiology final exam.  Students prepared questions prior to coming to class,  submitted them to our moderator session, voted to rank the questions, and then students answered the questions posed by their classmates.  I elaborated on some of their answers and only answered questions myself if none of the students provided an answer.   It was one of the most productive review sessions that I have organized.  The students said that they found it extremely helpful.  Students who were shy to speak in class felt more comfortable writing questions than asking them orally - they don't worry as much about asking "stupid questions".  Eventually I would like to ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2012, 12:30 PM by Matthew d'Alessio
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