Just-in-Time Teaching

Searching for the Difference: A Controlled Test of Just-in-Time Teaching for Large-Enrollment Introductory Geology Courses

This paper describes a study of the effectiveness of JiTT an introductory geology course at Western Washington University. The JiTT philosophy is essentially constructivist as it uses web-based resources to uncover student misconceptions and inform the planning of classroom activities. The 21st century novelty of the approach is the short timeframe (minutes to hours) on which this feedback loop occurs every class period.