ERIC Number: EJ984080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Online Prelectures: An Alternative to Textbook Reading Assignments
Sadaghiani, Homeyra R.
Physics Teacher, v50 n5 p301-303 May 2012
To engage students in a more meaningful discussion of course material and prompt their higher thinking skills, most instructors expect students to read the course textbook for initial exposure to the course content before class. However, as many instructors are aware, most students do not read their textbook throughout the quarter. At California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) we have adopted web-based multimedia learning modules (MLMs) as prelecture assignments to help students to prepare for the class activities. The MLMs place lecture contents into the hands and control of the learners; similar to "flipped" or "inverted" classroom approaches, this method allows students to receive key course content outside of class and apply and analyze the content actively during class. In addition to initial exposure to basic principle, the MLMs provide additional worked examples that cannot be thoroughly covered in class.
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, College Science, Web Based Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Learning Modules, Thinking Skills, Reading Assignments, Textbooks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California