STEM Tuesday Talk: "Using Learning Catalytics to Create an Interactive Classroom" with Brian Lukoff from Harvard

February 5, 2013
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall

Room: 138

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Marie Silver
413-545-0734

Peer instruction and other interactive teaching methods have  been shown to dramatically improve conceptual understanding.  While no  technology is necessary to take advantage of these teaching methods,  technology can enable the instructor to better understand student  understanding, prompt students to engage in deeper thinking, and  facilitate more productive student discussions in the classroom.  In  this talk, I will introduce Learning Catalytics, a cloud-based platform  for interactive teaching that allows students to use web-enabled devices -- laptops, smartphones, and tablets -- to engage in rich, authentic tasks in class.  With Learning Catalytics, instructors can go beyond clickers and other  response systems to create a rich interactive  environment that integrates assessment with learning.

STEM seminars are held at 4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the academic year in Hasbrouck 138. Everyone is welcome; no reservations are needed, and there is no charge. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.