Campus-Based Learning References
This site offers a list of references related to campus-based learning. References include online and printed resources.
This Starting Point module provides information and links on what campus-based learning is, why it should be used, and how to implement it in a course. Links to campus-based learning examples and references are also included.
Calibrated Peer Review: web-based writing and peer review.
Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is a Web-based program that enables frequent writing assignments even in large classes with limited instructional resources. CPR can reduce the time an instructor now spends reading and assessing student writing. This CPR website allows users to login and use the web-based CPR program online. Users can access overview information of the CPR program, software requirement s and features, and CPR support. The site also has an assignment library, tour of the program, a l
Investigative Case-Based Learning (ICBL)
This text module focuses on the use of narrative cases as a way to initiate student-centered investigation. Cases are descriptions of richly complex, realistic situations and the people, organisms, and systems involved in those situations. In the first version of this module, three cases in multiple parts are presented in Kingdoms Entangled: Molecules, Maize, and Malaria. The cases all share a central event that organizes the action, namely a blight of corn caused by a fungus. Its main characte
Plate Tectonics and People: Foundations of Solid Earth Science
This course covers a mix of fundamental topics in solid Earth science such as plate tectonic theory as well as current research being conducted here at Penn State.
Outcome-based Evaluation of Programs and Services, Winter 2009
Course provides an overview of the purposes and uses of outcome-based evaluation approaches and methods, and provides an opportunity to conduct a focused outcome evaluation of a user-focused service in a library, a nonprofit organization, an archive, a museum or other service-focused organization. Objectives are to: * Learn about approaches to outcome-based evaluation * Identify and use context-centered methods for evaluating public information services * Examine the role of evaluat
Designing effective computer based learning environments
The key to effective learning with computers is good educational design. (Cummings et al, 1999). This paper reviews literature relating to models and guidelines for designing computer based learning environments and resources for effective learning.
Using Microcomputer-Based Physiology Experiments in Investigative Labs in Introductory Biology
This resource is a detailed report on the use of computer-based laboratory experiments in undergraduate physiology courses. It includes general course overviews, recommended laboratory exercises, student and instructor opinions of new teaching strategies, and evaluation of the efficacy of the teaching strategies presented.
Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, a
This brochure presents the updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Thus, this shortened edition can serve as an introduction to research-based prevention for those new to the field of drug abuse prevention. Selected resources and references are also provided
Educational Research Mentoring in School-Based Contexts
Sarah Fletcher of Bath Spa University is a professional developer who works with teachers in the United Kingdom. She guides primary and secondary teachers as well as research mentors toward representing knowledge imbedded in teaching.
Documenting student learning in outcomes-based education
Senior students in the School of Information Technology and Communications Design create individual learning portfolios that represent the skills and knowledge required to fulfill their outcomes-based education.
WISE - The Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment
The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) is a free on-line science learning environment for students in grades 4-12. In WISE, students work on exciting inquiry projects on topics such as genetically modified foods, earthquake prediction, and the deformed frogs mystery. Students learn about and respond to contemporary scientific controversies through designing, debating, and critiquing solutions, all via the internet. Curriculum projects are complete and ready to use in the classroom. The
Human Evolution: The Fossil Evidence in 3D
Welcome to the UCSB online 3D gallery of modern primate relatives and fossil ancestors of humans. This gallery contains five modern primate crania, and five fossil crania. The crania can be rotated 360 degrees. Each cranium is accompanied by a short description of its relevance to human evolution, and a site map.
Encouraging Inquiry-Based Research
Students categorize questions they generate in preparation for pursuing answers that expand their existing knowledge.
Introduction: Building an Electrocardiogram (ECG) Based Diagnostic System
Background information necessary to build an ECG that automatically detects heart arrhythmias and abnormalities. This includes the physiologic background of the ECG, how it works and the ECG characteristics of two heart abnormalities that our system can detect.
Investigating Differences in Earnings Based on Gender
Students will use cross-tabulations and graphs to explore the differences in earnings based on gender. In doing so, they will build basic data analysis skills like forming hypotheses and using control variables.
Linear Programming: Foundations and Extensions
This book is an introductory graduate textbook on linear programming although upper-level graduate students and researchers will find plenty of material here that cannot be found in other books. It has also been used successfully to teach undergraduates majoring in Operations Research.
Why Teach Inquiry-Based Labs?
Teaching science in the classroom is not always easy. We understand that and hope some of the materials here help you. We recommend teaching science using hands-on and inquiry based activities.