Turning Technologies Lunch and Learn
Distinguished Educator Tammy Goulet discusses her research investigating the relationship between learning outcomes and student satisfaction in classes taught either by the lecture method or through the use of case studies. In 2010, Dr. Goulet was awarded a NSF grant to investigate the learning outcomes of her Class Generated Community Clicker Cases (CGCCC) approach. The CGCCC approach is an innovative way to integrate and capitalize on the strengths of both clickers and case studies.
Clickers are electronic devices that convey student answers to a computer. Graphs of students’ responses can be immediately displayed in class, making clickers powerful teaching tools. This session includes a demonstration of how TurningPoint polling software can be used to poll in PowerPoint®, any other application, or to administer self-paced tests. Workshop participants experience firsthand the applications of clickers for: pre-and post-immediate assessment, quizzes, feedback, data gathering, and audience polling of opinions.
Dr. Tamar L. Goulet joined the University of Mississippi in 2001. She studies symbiotic systems, with a focus on coral reefs. Dr. Goulet was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career grant to research the symbioses of Caribbean octocorals. In addition to symbiotic research, she conducts pedagogical research and promotes teaching innovation.