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Multiple approaches to improving student performance in GE Introductory Biology (Biology 101)

Multiple approaches to improving student performance in GE Introductory Biology (Biology 101)

We implemented several different approaches to enhance student learning in Biology 101, Elements of Biology, the primary course that fulfills the GE Life Science requirement at CSU Fullerton. In Spring 2014, each of 7 course instructors introduced one specific pedagogical change to their course section(s): (1) Supplemental Instruction, (2) frequent in-class assessment using clickers, (3) student pre-class preparation/mastery using online quizzes and self-tests associated with the textbook (Prep U©), (4) SoftChalk© tutorials on study skills and difficult course concepts, and (5) the flipped classroom model. We are assessing the impacts on student performance by quantifying (a) pass rates and gpa, (b) exam scores, (c) student attitudes using the CLASS-BIO survey, (d) student understanding of... Show More
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