This activity has benefited from input from faculty educators beyond the author through a review and suggestion process.
This review took place as a part of a faculty professional development workshop where groups of faculty reviewed each others' activities and offered feedback and ideas for improvements. To learn more about the process On the Cutting Edge uses for activity review, see http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/review.html.
This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Reviewed Teaching Collection
This activity has received positive reviews in a peer review process involving five review categories. The five categories included in the process are
- Scientific Accuracy
- Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
- Pedagogic Effectiveness
- Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
- Completeness of the ActivitySheet web page
For more information about the peer review process itself, please see http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/review.html.
This page first made public: Jul 16, 2009
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Description of the activity/assignment
In class students are required to give a five minute oral presentation using their poster to illustrate their talk. They must then answer questions from their classmate and instructor.
The final element of this assignment requires students to evaluate the work of their classmates and to ask questions about the topics other students present.
Determining whether students have met the goals
They are graded based on accuracy as well as their presentation clarity and format.
The exact breakdown of the grade is given to students as part of the assignment, and they are asked to evaluate their peers using these same criteria.
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- Activity Description/Assignment:plaeoposterproject (Microsoft Word 39kB Jul16 09)
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