Work in progress - Evaluation of a method for lecturing with notes with gaps

Tom M. Warms

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Abstract

The author has been using a method for classroom instruction in which he hands out notes with gaps to students. He makes transparencies of the notes and he lectures using the transparencies. The gaps are filled in with information that is elicited from the students or supplied by the lecturer. Others have used similar methods, usually with large lecture classes. The main goal of the present method is to keep the students interested and learning as the class proceeds. The information that fills the gaps varies from single words to segments of programs or proofs to suggestions of ways to solve problems, including descriptions of algorithms. The method is being tested in the classroom in a variety of courses: to determine objectively whether students learn more when the lecturer uses the experimental method than when using a more traditional method; to estimate the degree of student participation using the various methods; and to compare the students' subjective reaction to being taught using the various methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2007Oct 13 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period10/10/0710/13/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Warms, T. M. (2007). Work in progress - Evaluation of a method for lecturing with notes with gaps. In 37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE [4418138] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2007.4418138