Paulette Robinson

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Active learning and research-oriented activities have been increasingly used in smaller, specialized science courses. Application of this type of scientific teaching to large enrollment introductory courses has been, however, a major challenge. The general microbiology lecture/laboratory course described has been designed to incorporate published(More)
For a variety of reasons, universities are seeking ways to put course evaluations online. We describe a pilot program implemented in the College for Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Maryland. We will describe the process that began with a committee articulating needs, tailoring the use of WebCT as the overall(More)
The article explores student experiences of their bodies in an asynchronous on-line learning environment, web-based computer conference (WCC), using hermeneutic phenomenology as a research method. Students in the study experience their bodies to be both here, seated in front of their computers, and there, on-line. The language they use to describe their(More)
In certain situations staples are a quick and effective method of retracting the skin to give access to the operative site. Staples, once placed, are more reliable and predictable than an assistant with a skin hook. Furthermore, their use frees up the assistant to perform other tasks including further deeper tissue retraction. Staples pinch the skin rather(More)
This article explores the changes that were necessary to be made to WebCT training at the University of Maryland in relation to shift in the faculty participants. Everett Rogers' model for innovations, a faculty development model, and a set of faculty focus groups guided the restructuring. Training materials were redesigned to provide a more flexible(More)
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