http://xkcd.com/c242.html. How could you choose avoiding a little pain over understanding a magic lightning machine?. BIO 3100 Cell and Molecular. Response to the observations. 3 times a week, 50 min lecture, 3 credits. BIO 3101 Cell and Molecular Biology Lab.
How could you choose avoiding a little pain over understanding a magic lightning machine?
BIO 3100 Cell and Molecular
Response to the observations
3 times a week, 50 min lecture, 3 credits
BIO 3101 Cell and Molecular Biology Lab
Once a week, 2 hr 50 min - 1 CU
Observations of student attitudes and student reviews (taught it 5 times over 4 semester):
Unfair/Unreasonable amount of work for “just 1 credit.”
“Just 1 credit”
Merge 3100 and 3101 into 3120, where there are two one-hour lecture and two two-hour lab (1-2-1-2) once a week, for 4 credits.
Does the difference in class format change the student motivation for learning for this class?
If the change in format does cause a change in student motivation, does this lead to improved learning gains?
Subjects (approx. 24 per session)
1 session of 3120, taught by Dr. Hung
1 session of 3101, taught by Dr. Bulla
2 sessions of 3120, taught by Dr. Menze
One page reflective statements
Science Motivation Questionnaire by Glynn et al. 2009.
Final course grade (summative evaluation)
Survey for standard demographic info, e.g. class standing, gender, ethnicity, expected course grade, etc.
Give the Science Motivation Questionnaire 3 times
Give the demographic survey at the beginning
Obtain reflective statements 3 times
Do concept inventory twice
Should I try to access former students? Will it be useful? IRB?
Is the 3101 a good and useful comparison groups? Different sample size, different student background.