maximizing use of video in the classroom

Thu Dec 5 12:14:50 EST 1996

  Over the past 10 years or so, I have amassed a collection of NOVA,
NATURE, DISCOVER and other natural history videos. I use them in my 
intro to plant biology class, and in my human evolution class. However,
I often have the feeling that I may not be using them to maximize
learning by my students. Does anyone have any experience with videos
in terms of getting the students to NOT regard them as mere entertainment
but as a "cheap" way to bring well-known biologists and anthropologists
into the classroom? Any ideas on using videos to promote interactive and
cooperative learning?
   Preston Adams
   Dept of Biological Sciences
   DePauw University
   Greencastle, IN 46135

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