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IT based interactive teaching of Materials ScienceFor the past two years, Dyknow software has been used to teach an interactive sophomore levelmaterials science course at Texas A&M University at Qatar. All students in the classes have a tablet PC,which are connected to the instructor’s classroom computer. The instructor shows PowerPoint slides,which are displayed on the students‘computer with the real time notes of the instructor. The studentsare also able to simultaneously take notes on their tablet PC. The software allows for short quizzes inreal time to check the students’ understanding of the lectures. In addition, the students canconfidentially indicate if they have difficulty to understand the covered subjects and ask questions.While the software requires extra lecture preparation time, lecture topics could be covered in moredetail due to class time saved by providing lecture slides and notes in real time. The software blocksout all other concurrent computer applications to ensure that the students concentrate on the lectures.The preliminary comparison between the final exam performance of the students in courses with orwithout the interactive teaching method indicates that the student performance is slightly improved byusing the Dyknow software based interactive teaching method. However, the available database is notlarge enough to make definite conclusion about the effectiveness of this interactive teaching method.General feedback from the students has been favorable on the described interactive teaching method.Availability of the classroom IT equipment and tablet PC for the students, and class size are the mainlimitations of the discussed interactive teaching method.
Gyeszly, S. W. (2011, June), IT-Based Interactive Teaching of Materials Science Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18215
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