Presenter: Cristi Ford, Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Innovation Initiatives, Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success, University of Maryland University College

Day 3 presentation

Peer Instruction, a technique pioneered and  developed by Dr. Eric Mazur, a Harvard University physics professor, is a widely used lecturing technique that intersperses small concept tests or conceptual questions that are designed to reveal commonly misunderstood concepts while actively engaging students in the lecture. This technique advocates the use of required learning outside of the course in order to allow for richer experiential learning methods during class time. As such, Peer Instruction techniques offer a unique opportunity to flip the online or hybrid classroom and gain greater student engagement. In this presentation the presenter will explore the versatility of this technique to increase learning with different ranges of learners and demonstrate its usefulness in flipped classrooms.