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

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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)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages2642-2643
Number of pages2
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 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

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OtherProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS)
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period10/23/0210/26/02

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Keywords

  • Biotechnology education
  • Challenge-based learning
  • Educational tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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Assessment of educational modules based on the "How People Learn" framework delivered to biotechnology learners at two universities. / Giorgio, T. D.; Brophy, S. P.; Birol, G.; McKenna, Ann; Smith, H. D.

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 3 2002. p. 2642-2643.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution