University “Teaching & Learning” Discussions

  • The 2003 Dalhousie Workshop on University Teaching and Learning (May 2003):  presentation joint with Prof. R.L. Konopasky (Psychology Department, SMU) on the topic of the potential utility of integrating Speech Recognition software and the Personal Responders (PRS) in the classroom: “Technology Can Enhance Student Responding: Teaching Is a Dialogue” …although it’s difficult to get the full effect, you can still CLICK HERE to see the slides used in the presentation.
  • The 2002 AAU (Atlantic Association of Universities) Teaching Showcase (UPEI,  October 2002): presentation entitled “Simple Technologies for Enhancing Interactivity and Effectiveness in Large First-Year Classes” (click here for slides) … same presentation given as a Colloquium to the University of Saskatchewan Physics Department, Aug. 2002.
  • Research into “Teaching Effectiveness” of the using the PRS system in intro Physics … just beginning!  4th year Honor’s Thesis for student Josh Bray; beginning design of research project with Prof. R.L. Konopasky (Psych. Dept.)

 

Organizing / Coordinating Workshops


LOWq-03 Workshop: The 2nd Workshop on Electromagnetic Nuclear Reactions at Low Momentum Transfer (July 16-18, 2003, at SMU):

  • International nuclear physics workshop focusing on nuclear reactions at low energies and/or low momentum transfer.
  • Sponsored jointly by Saint Mary’s University, Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory at Duke University, MIT- Bates Linear Accelerator Center at MIT
  • Co-organized with Prof. Henry Weller (Duke University)
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LOWq Workshop: Workshop on Electromagnetic Nuclear Reactions at Low Momentum Transfer (August 2001, at SMU):

  • The original version of the above 2nd Workshop!
  • Sponsored jointly by Saint Mary’s University and the MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator Center at MIT
  • Co-organized with Prof. Malcolm Butler (Saint Mary’s University)

Mini-Symposium on CAPA: A Web-Based package for Individualed Student Assignments (July 2001 at SMU):

  • Regional 3 hour workshop (25 attendees from SMU, Dalhousie, Acadia, UPEI and MUN)
  • Sponsored by SMU Office of Instructional Development and the Quality of Teaching Committee
  • Web page with presentations – see link on SMU Dept. of Astronomy & Physics (under “Seminars”, then “Meetings Hosted at SMU”)
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