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Abstract Title: Prelecture Explorations
Abstract: When I began teaching, many students did read the book prior to class, but over time that proportion has dropped drastically. I have been frustrated that students fail to prepare for class. I instituted small-credit preclass quizzes based on that day's reading but was disappointed that only about three-quarters of the class attempted the quiz. I really wanted a more engaging process to lure students into preparation. In addition, my classes on a regional campus are relatively small, so my "solution" would not have worked for OSU's typical (> 200) student lectures. I had an opportunity to change the direction of simulation software with adjustable parameters for Cengage that could reach students before class no matter how large or small. I describe how simulations became story-driven experiences that welcomed students, asked questions based on material, and was short enough that it could be done in advance of class.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Gordon Aubrecht
Ohio State University Marion Campus
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