Engineering Physics Colloquium
Tuesday, March 19
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
106 Engineering Research Building
Speaker: Professor Gregory Moses, University of Wisconsin - Madison
"Fourteen Years of Blended learning – Worth it or Not?"
Abstract: Dramatic improvements in student learning outcomes resulting from blended learning implemented in a flipped WisCEL lab classroom will be reported. Specifically, the percentage of students scoring 95-100% on proctored exams increased from 3% in 2008 to 45% in 2012 with little change in course content. The reasons for this dramatic improvement over what was in 2008 considered a “best practice” blended course will be proposed. This outcome of the blended learning format raises the stakes for advocates in favor of blended learning in the debate with those who argue it is not worth the additional faculty effort.
Biography: Professor Moses' research interests include numerical modeling and computational engineering. His work currently involves modeling dense plasmas for inertial confinement fusion applications. His interests in fusion include radiation hydrodynamics modeling of ICF plasmas, and atomic physics associated with the radiative properties of dense plasmas. He is involved in the ICF reactor design effort that many of the aforementioned areas support. He is also pursuing education research in the area of technology enhanced learning using the internet.
Event Note: 3:45 PM refreshments will be served