Archive for January 15, 2013

UCSD’s overwhelming argument for Peer Instruction in CS Classes

For teachers in those old, stodgy, non-MOOC, face-to-face classes (“Does anybody even *do* that anymore?!?”), I strongly recommend using “Clickers” and Peer Instruction, especially based on these latest findings from Beth Simon and colleagues at the University of California at San Diego. ¬†They have three papers to appear at SIGCSE 2013 about their multi-year experiment using Peer Instruction:

If we have such strong evidence that changing our pedagogy does work, are we doing our students a disservice if we do not use it?

January 15, 2013 at 6:00 am 13 comments


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