Our final speaker for the Spring semester, Dr. Gordon Sutherlin, introduced effective student polling using Clickers which he evaluated in six studies conducted over four years.
Dr. Kelly Elander, our second Colloquium speaker, examined how to best format courses integrating Objectivism and Constructivism so that learning can be teacher-centered and learner-centered.
Dr. Reet Cronk kicked off the Spring 2013 Colloquium Series with an engaging look at gamification. For the past four semesters, Dr. Cronk has implemented a point reward system to encourage class discussion and participation. By surveying her students at the end of each semester, she has found that there is a positive correlation between using the reward system and how much students participate in class.