In Alien Worlds, Professor Andrew West will delve into the scientific quest for life beyond Earth, offering students a detailed examination of our solar system, NASA exploration, and the discovery of 500 planets orbiting the skies.
This project aimed to offer high-quality preparatory content to currently enrolled students at their own pace, addressing conceptual understanding critically important for problem solving.
The Medical Education Badge Program, led by Gail March, Director of Instructional Design and Faculty at the BU School of Medicine Development, offers an open global opportunity for clinicians, community physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, and health care team members to fulfill lifelong learning skills that they may have missed in their medical education.
This project, created by Assistant Dean and Director of Language Instruction Gisela Hoecherl-Alden and Chair of MLCL Sunil Sharma, piloted hybrid and online language instruction for Zulu and Turkish and created capacity for future hybrid/online language projects.
The dynamic large lecture style in Organizational Behavior 221 continues a creative pedagogical model that is not only productive, efficient and engaging but also sets new standards for excellence in learning and teaching at the university and beyond.
Each year more students include a global learning experience as part of their undergraduate education. To ensure that this experience is not an isolated event in their academic and personal lives, BU Global Programs, led by Willis Wang, Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, developed an online course that integrates the undergraduate study abroad experience into a preparatory and reflective framework.
Questrom School of Business is innovating with digital learning technology to accommodate the changing needs of its professional students. In 2017, the school worked with Digital Learning & Innovation to fund and create a classroom specially equipped to enable faculty and students to hold classes and breakout sessions online.
This physics course was designed to expose teachers of introductory physics, from novice to experienced, to effective tools for teaching physics at the high school level. Course participants learned (or re-learned) basic concepts, including Newton’s laws, motion, momentum, and energy. The course allowed them to become more competent and engaging teachers by familiarizing themselves with the historical development of these concepts, and with the physics education research literature about ways to teach the concepts effectively.
Each year, BU’s School of Communications (COM) welcomes a growing number of accomplished graduate students from all over the world. Despite extraordinary GPAs, TOEFL scores and years of coursework in English, many of these students struggle to adjust to the sometimes-subtle expectations and demands of English language-centric classrooms, internships, and employment in the United States.