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We learn best by interacting with the material we are trying to learn. I have developed a suite of materials for engaging students in learning digital design and computer architecture. These materials include a textbook, exercises, hands-on labs, and lectures that use interactive ink annotations. I have also developed online materials (video lectures, practice exercises, quizzes, etc.) to support online teaching of the material. Instructors may use one, several, or all of these materials. During lecture, students benefit from pre-drawn figures on the slides so that they can focus on understanding (instead of just copying down) the material. However, with the annotation tool, the instructor and students can add ink-based notations during the lecture to interact with and modify the provided designs and circuits in real-time. This interactive classroom learning is supplemented with readings, written exercises, and hands-on labs where they can explore and practice the principles they learned during lecture at their own pace.
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Harris, Sarah, "Using Interactive Slides and Videos to Engage Students" (2020). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 98.