With JiTT, teachers can tailor their instruction to meet their students’ needs, ensuring personalized learning, and producing longer-lasting understanding.
Tailoring teaching to student needs is an effective way to enhance student learning. You can use Digital Dialog to let students’ questions, misconceptions, and/or knowledge gaps guide classroom instruction with a technique called Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT).
With JiTT, students complete an assignment or assessment on a given topic before the class period. Shortly before class, the instructor reviews students’ work and adapts the activities and discussions based on the common errors or misunderstandings in the students’ answers. The key to successful JiTT is in crafting good questions and reviewing student results before each class.
With Digital Dialog, you can post a question for students to respond to before class and then use their responses to guide class discussion. See how Dr. Jamin Rowan of the English Department uses Digital Dialog and JiTT: