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ERIC Number: ED422933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
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Hyper-Link Teaching To Foster Active Learning.
Purao, Sandeep
Active learning is an important element of course design. It has, however, not been integrated in the conduct of class lectures as they have evolved from early, chalkboard-based discussions to newer, multimedia presentation styles. The sophisticated, multimedia presentation styles have forced some rigidity, and have often unintentionally relegated the student to a more passive role in the classroom. This paper proposes an alternate mode of lecture delivery--Hyper-Link Teaching. It involves conducting the classes as anchored and guided discussion sessions. Executing this mode of teaching requires preparing class handouts as anchors for discussions and sharing control over class conduct with the students. The approach was first implemented during Fall 1995 for an undergraduate course in Systems Analysis at an accredited, large university. Student feedback indicates that the approach encourages students to engage in a more active role in the classroom, promotes higher levels of learning, and augments instructor responsiveness to student concerns. A copy of the student questionnaire is appended. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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