Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) Exercises to Engage Students in an Introductory-level Dinosaur Course
L.A. Guertin, S.E. Zappe, and H. Kim 2007 Journal of Science Education and Technology v. 16, p. 507-514.
College students enrolled in an introductory-level general education geoscience course were surveyed over a two-semester period on their engagement level during lecture and perceived learning of course content. Data show that students are able to reflect on their prior knowledge and construct new knowledge with weekly graded JiTT exercises. Despite increasing and competing pressures outside of the classroom, students reported increased learning and engagement in a course with required weekly assignments.