Theory and Application of Problem Based Learning: Lessons from Medical Education
William Grant and Joan O'Brien, SUNY Health Science Center - Syracuse
Perspectives on and Examples of PBL at ESF: An ESF Faculty Panel William Bentley, Cheryl Doble, James Hassett, Neil Ringler
Poster / Works in Progress Sessions
Employing the Rule of Four in Teaching Calculus.
The poster demonstrates the goal of addressing each of the "rules" of four in teaching calculus. Examples on paper and computer of using the Rule of Four in class and in homework materials were presented
Shawn Philippon, Forestry
The T4E Model: Improving Teaching by Emphasizing Lesson Planning, Delivery and Assessment.
This demonstration provides a description of the U.S. Military Academy teaching model, used for engineering courses. The main emphasis is on structured organization, presentation styles and appropriate use of technology. Also, tips for improving lesson planning efficiency are given.
Douglas J. Daley, Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering
First Student Projects using Form Z - New 3D Modeling Software.
This poster presented design projects and graphics from LSA 620 and CMN 552, showing the use of Form Z software, which is now available in Baker lab
Kathy Stribley, Landscape Architecture
Using the Intranet to Create a Lab Group or Department Notebook for Procedures/Protocols
This poster demonstrates the use of Intranet servers as tools for creating/serving a group notebook. Such a book can include many areas such as specific links to outside information, internal protocols and procedures that need to be passed from student to student and modified as equipment changes or improved methodologies become available. Advantages and problems of this presentation method will be offered.
William T. Winter, Chemistry
Using Undergraduates to Teach their Peers
Undergraduates, as peer teachers, make strong ties with the institution and report greater satisfaction with their undergraduate education. This poster shows how one faculty member uses undergraduate assistants in every undergraduate course she teaches.
Sally Webster, Environmental Studies
Natural Products in the Organic Teaching Lab
Organic chemistry is of ever increasing importance to the biological sciences, but try telling this to biology students! It is hoped that the use of natural products in organic lab experiments will encourage students interested in the biological sciences to learn a little organic chemistry. Examples include Chromatography of plant pigments. Synthesis of aspirin from natural wintergreen oil, Extraction and bioassay of a natural herbicide from walnuts, Synthesis of an anticancer compound from birch bark
Jose L. Giner, Chemistry
Delivery of a Lab Based Soil Science Course via SUNY Learning Network: Boon or Boondoggle?
This demonstration provides critical analysis of utility of the SUNY Learning Course for course deliveries.
Russell Briggs, Forestry
Migrations from Plastic to Projection: Implementation of the DLP in a Materials Properties Course.
This presentation discusses a recent experience in the use of DLP in a lecture course. The use of DLP to replace overheads, slides and videos was presented.
D. Steven Keller, Paper Science and Engineering
Using Online Weather Information for Teaching Meterology
This poster describes why the daily use of Internet resources is an important part of the General Meteorology Course. It uses a PowerPoint presentation of current weather information with a description of what it is used for.
Lee Herrington, Forestry
This presentation provides examples of evaluation forms and data summaries as used in class discussions. We describe issues raised in the evaluation form’s use, and discusses changes in classroom activities in response to the evaluations. In addition, suggestions of different ways in which early semester evaluations can be administered, including methods appropriate for building a promotion and tenure file or peer evaluation approaches.
James Hassett, Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering and John Wagner, Forestry
Functional Diversity of Adirondack Communities: A Problem-based Course at Cranberry Lake Biological Station
This demonstration provides the presentation of objectives, methods, and outcomes of a field course in Adirondack Communities and Ecology.
Dudley Raynal, Donald Leopold, Neil Ringler, James Gibbs, Environmental and Forest Biology
The Environmental Studies Project (ESP): Technology, Distance Learning and Science Education for a High School Audience
This display will focus on the ESP project for SUNY ESF's Office of Continuing Education. The ESP is an educational technology-based, asynchronous distance learning effort to "link" high school teachers, students and classrooms with outstanding environmental scientists and faculty largely through the creation and development of student-centered, "hands-on", web-based instructional modules in the environmental sciences, and an ESP Teachers Mentor Support network (ECOS the Environmental Community of Scientists). ECOS is designed to provide the telecommunications support framework for the ESP instructional modules.
Robert C. Koepper, Brian L. Fisher, Office of Continuing Education