Presentation on theme: "Rebekka Darner, PhD University of Florida. My past teaching experiences Why did I start using Mastering? How do I use Mastering? Tutorials Activities."— Presentation transcript:
My past teaching experiences Why did I start using Mastering? How do I use Mastering? Tutorials Activities Gradebook How can you get started? Feel free to ask questions throughout the session!
Introductory biology in: A lab A community college A small public institution Now at UF Doctorate in science education
Large-enrollment class 3 high-stakes exams Wanted to: Vary assessments Engage students Provide learning activities beyond “study your notes” Support natural learning processes
Online platform in which students can: Watch tutorials Engage in activities Complete homework
Provides instructors: Alternative assessments Diagnostics for individual students and class Flexibility to make the assignments one’s own
10 required homework assignments100 22% of overall grade In-class participation 50 11% of overall grade 3 lecture exams300 66% of overall grade450 3 extra credit assignments Practice problems in Mastering Study area in Mastering
Let’s look at one of my courses from the spring 2010 semester. http://www.masteringbiology.com/
Create a New Course under My Courses Make use of the Learn More box How-to videos FAQs Best Practices
Incorrect answers can occur; your students will let you know. Java plug-ins must be updated. Follow the Best Practices. Vary assignment details between semesters. Use a discussion board in your e-learning system to field questions.