The evolution of an undergraduate service course: How to cope with success in an age of dinosaurs class
Homer Montgomery 2003 Journal of Geoscience Education v51 no3 p299-303
The Age of Dinosaurs class at University of Texas, Dallas, has grown from 20 to 200 students. The faculty have responded by adapting active-learning strategies to large classes. Exams are open-book essays, discussion sections and term papers are required, and an optional field trip and lab component are available. The course is web-supported, with listservs to help the professor communicate with the students and a web site to post useful materials like overhead/projected graphics.