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Get your "lecture freak on" using JiTT

Lori Anderson, Wesley Boberg, Randy Curtiss, & Ann Mills


This JiTT activity will allow instructors to engage students prior to lecture by utilizing discussion boards in a course management system. This will be accomplished by asking questions of students and having students ask their own questions related to the specific content. During lecture, the instructor will use answers to the questions as a spring-board to content coverage. Following lecture, students revisit questions selected by the instructor to allow assessment of student learning through use of instructional technologies.

Learning Goals

Through this activity, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate content comprehension
  • Recognize content deficiencies and misconceptions
  • Monitor and evaluate personal achievement
  • Demonstrate written communication skills

Context for Use

Description and Teaching Materials

Get your "lecture freak on" using JiTT (Microsoft Word 126kB Oct25 08)

Teaching Notes and Tips


  • Responses to questions
  • Participation in review and discussion
  • Unit exam

References and Resources

Course management system (D2L)