From: "Hegerfeld, Kristopher D. (UMC-Student)"
To: "Glaser, Rainer E." Subject: dynamics report Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 22:39:49 -0600 The Cool Chemist Gang: Dynamics report Kris Hegerfeld email@example.com Jennifer Holstein firstname.lastname@example.org Jamie Wiliams email@example.com Ashkan Mojdehi firstname.lastname@example.org Jerri Turner email@example.com We feel that the collaborative groups are an excellent idea, but we feel the idea could be improved upon. It is good because people think differently and you can get a variety of viewpoints on different concepts. However, with groups of six, it is very hard to get together because of conflicting schedules. We feel that meeting in groups helps tremendously whether the class has absolute grading or not. It would be more beneficial if the groups were slightly smaller with three or four members. Because our group had such varying schedules, we actually ended up studying in smaller groups. We met in groups of two and three for reviewing the chapters and problems fairly regularly, and we met in one large group before each exam. We did the on-line visualization centers and news items on our own. We feel that the news items are a great addition to the web site. We feel that it is really good to incorporate every day news with concepts discussed in class. The web destinations were also good. Suggestions we have for the collaborative groups in addition to making them smaller, is to include having group assignments. This would increase the likelihood of the groups meeting more often and it would create a few extra points in addition to the tests for the class.