Free ticketed event
Most students enrolled in higher education today have grown up with access to computers, handheld digital devices, and the Internet. This workshop demonstrates how a pedagogy originally called YouTube Fridays can be used to engage this generation of digital natives and be a source of new course material.
YouTube Fridays devoted a small fraction of class time to student-selected videos related to the course topic, e.g., thermodynamics. Later adoptions had students write and solve a homework-like problem based on the events in a video. Numerous recent pilots involving hundreds of students have developed a database of videos and questions that reinforce important class concepts, such as energy balances and phase behavior. The workshop will include dissemination of key results of the National Science Foundation-sponsored project (DUE1712186).
Matthew W. Liberatore is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Toledo. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in chemical engineering. His current research involves the rheology of complex fluids as well as active learning, reverse engineering online videos, and interactive textbooks. His website is: http://www.utoledo.edu/engineering/chemical-engineering/liberatore/