Here we describe the IMPULSE program, what it is doing with technology and why. We briefly present information about student learning outcomes, and explain why it's not just the technology that has made this a successful program.
In this section, we introduce you to the IMPULSE faculty and provide information necessary to understand the context within which they strive to achieve their goals for student learning.
Learning Problems and Goals
Here we examine, first, the learning problems that the IMPUSE faculty faced, problems that ultimately motivated them to change their curriculums; then, we take a look at the goals they have set for student learning.
Creating the Learning Environment
In this section, we look closely at how the IMPULSE faculty created their new learning environments-the tools they use, the activities they assign, and how they assess their success. This section is deeply informative and includes links to discussions of learning activities, as well as information on specific assessment tools and activities.
Summative Outcomes Data
How well is it working? Find out in this section, which tracks the achievement of IMPULSE students.
Wondering about the logistics? The IMPULSE faculty share how they did it: from acquiring the necessary resources (time, space, money, etc.), to networking, to overcoming their own ingrained ideas about teaching and learning.
You have to generate in students a physical intuition...