Active learning in the classroom
Jill Robinson and her students discuss the benefits of active learning, including in-person interactions with classmates and collaboration on practice problems.
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Jill Robinson is a Senior Lecturer in the Chemistry Department at Indiana University and teaches courses in general, analytical, environmental chemistry. She has a BS in Chemistry from Truman State University and a PhD in Analytical and Atmospheric chemistry from the University of Colorado in Boulder. For the past five years, she has been a participant in a National Science Foundation Transforming Undergraduate Education grant to develop and disseminate collaborative learning materials for analytical chemistry. She is a fellow for the Mosaic Initiative at Indiana University, which explores best practices for the design and use of active learning classrooms. She is a coauthor of Chemistry 7th Ed., by McMurry, Fay, and Robinson, published by Pearson.