Ph.D., Molecular Cell Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
B.Sc., Cell & Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Science Instruction using active learning pedagogy and computer simulations.
BIOLOGY - Action Potential SimulationSee details
BIOLOGY - Experimental Design in NeurobiologySee details
We are currently examining the role of online computer simulations in teaching of basic neurophysiology. Neurophysiology is based firmly in biophysics and therefore can represent a challenge for life science students. We are evaluating the effectiveness of online simulations (e.g. PhET) as a means of reinforcing student intuition about physical phenomena.