- IT developments have made feasible a lab centered around small-group
exercises and discussion. A course web management system and campus
support of IT were key to achieving feasibility.
- With students who are sufficiently mature to be trusted to learn from
the reading on their own, group exercises can be a viable alternative
to traditional lectures and labs.
Additional developments since course
- Greater use of instant feedback: design group exercises
that require the TA or instructor to grade parts of the work on the
spot, in Intro. programming class exercises held in group lab (see other
Drexel website by Herrmann, Popyack, et al.).
- Graders are provided a grade sheet to record each groups marks
(could eventually become wireless tablet based marking system).