Promoting Student Engagement and Active Learning Through the Use of 3D Technology in Gateway Biology Courses
Raffaella Diotti, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences; Seher Atamturktur, Professor, Biological Sciences; Goldie Sherr, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences; Mark Lennerton, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, All from Bronx Community College
3D printers are becoming a powerful tool for educators, as their versatility allows instructors in different disciplines to generate tailor-made resources that can be incorporated into their lessons to help enhance students’ learning. The challenge is to use the technology to develop worthwhile and sustainable activities that can then be adopted by other instructors. In biology courses, the usage of models and simulations has been shown to increase understanding of core concepts. In this panel the presenters will go through the journey of designing and printing these 3D models for gateway biology courses and the current results they have attained.