Session S16 (Sunday, 3:40pm, Thomas 120)

P97: Guiding students with graded prelab assignments

Steven Brown (University of Arizona, USA)

One of the major hurdles to running a successful discovery-based guided-inquiry lab course is guiding students to effectively prepare for  their laboratory experience.  The problem with the traditional approach of having students complete pre-lab assignments prior to class is that there is limited opportunity for guidance.  This presentation will discuss the use of a learning management system to make the pre-lab assignment a richer, more useful tool. Students submit the assignment on-line and the TA grades it and provides feedback before the lab begins.  As a result the student has a better understanding of the experiment to be performed and the TA has a better understanding of what the students can and cannot do.

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