Assessment of educational modules based on the "How People Learn" framework delivered to biotechnology learners at two universities

T. D. Giorgio, S. P. Brophy, G. Birol, A. F. McKenna, H. D. Smith

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Abstract

New modular materials and methods for teaching biotechnology have been developed based on the 'How People Learn' (HPL) framework and classroom tested in a STAR Legacy sequence. Domain-specific questions targeting each of the learning objectives were used in a pre/post assessment strategy that seeks to measure the change in learner capabilities. One such pre/post assessment revealed a statistically significant increase in learner performance following intervention using HPL and modular materials. The same pre/post assessment yielded no increase in leaner performance on control learning objectives not addressed in the classroom. Our results suggest that this approach can produce satisfactory interrater correlation and is a sensitive measure of learner performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2642-2643
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002

Keywords

  • Biotechnology education
  • Challenge-based learning
  • Educational tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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