Talk It Out: Discussion Boards Could Help Students See Through Muddy Scientific Concepts

Credit: iStock You may have heard or used the phrase “as clear as mud.” This idiom is often used—sometimes in a deadpan way to convey humor—to mean that the topic you’re discussing isn’t clear at all. If you’re talking to someone one-on-one, it’s easy to ask questions about what you don’t understand. But when you’re … Continue reading Talk It Out: Discussion Boards Could Help Students See Through Muddy Scientific Concepts

The Latest in Physiological Education: A Report from ITL

Physiology educators gathered last month in Madison, Wis., for the third APS Institute on Teaching and Learning (ITL) conference. Attendees discussed the latest trends in science education through a series of talks, interactive workshops and poster sessions. Read on to learn more about what’s new and what’s next in the classroom. As recently as a … Continue reading The Latest in Physiological Education: A Report from ITL