Episode 4 – An Interview with Duco Jansen
In this episode, we feature excerpts from an interview with Duco Jansen, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering here at Vanderbilt. All undergraduate students in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering are required to have laptops that meet certain specifications. In this interview, Duco describes some of the ways he takes advantage of this policy by having his students use their laptops during class.
[MP3, 16 min 35 sec]
- “Enhancing Learning with Laptops,” New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Volume 101
- The Legacy Cycle [PDF]
If you’ve used laptops in your classrooms or have ideas for doing so, we encourage you to leave a comment here. Vanderbilt instructors are also welcome to call the Center for Teaching at 322-7290 to arrange a meeting with a CFT teaching consultant to discuss ways to use laptops effectively in their teaching.