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View Resource Silicon, Circuits and the Digital Revolution

This Honors colloquium introduces first-year students to some of the science behind high technology. Designed to promote scientific and computer literacy and awareness, it gives students an opportunity to leverage their interests in everyday devices and high-tech objects into a study of fundamental science concepts. Live demonstrations, in-class group explorations of technology applications, and...

View Resource Problem-Based Teaching of a Large Class

This webpage, authored by a biology professor from the University of Delaware, addresses the question of how one might adapt the problem-based learning approach for use in a large classroom setting. The page contains no links. The information is not dated and will be useful to all teaching faculty concerned with this question.

View Resource Virtual Compound Microscope

Virtual Microscopy is a very handy online tool to learn how to use a microscope. The creator developed this tool in response to student frustration in learning how to use microscopes. The virtual scope has all the same controls found on the real unit and the user can learn the parts of the microscope as well as how to adjust the different objectives, course and fine focus, and make light...

View Resource Problem Based Learning Clearinghouse

"How can I get my students to think?" is a question asked by many faculty, regardless of their disciplines. Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional method that challenges students to "learn to learn," working cooperatively in groups to seek solutions to real world problems. These problems are used to engage students' curiosity and initiate learning the subject matter. PBL prepares...

View Resource Problem-Based Learning

Based at the University of Delaware, this set of peer-tested and vetted educational resources asks the important question: "How can I get my students to think?" Their educational philosophy places a premium on problem-based learning (PBL), which is an instructional method that asks students to work cooperatively in groups in order to seek solutions to real world problems. First-time visitors can...

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