Facebook and YouTube for student assignments

HIVfacebookTo demonstrate their ability to explain the HIV life cycle, Sherryl Broverman’s students described the life cycle (sometimes with their own graphics and images) and posted them on either Facebook or YouTube. Dr. Broverman (Biology and Global Health) teaches Biology 46 (AIDS and Other Emerging Diseases) to a class of over 100 students. She wanted to give the students an opportunity to demonstrate how factors work together to infect a cell with HIV, knowledge that the students needed to succeed in the course. Dr. Broverman was quite happy with the results, saying “I am pleased with how asking the students to use the technologies they use every day made this assignment fun and a great learning experience.”

Learn about the HIV life cycle on YouTube or on Facebook by clicking on the images.

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Andrea Novicki

Author: Andrea Novicki

Andrea helps faculty teach effectively and efficiently. She works primarily with scientists, using her biology background, love of science and teaching experience. Her current enthusiasms include active learning, group learning (especially team-based learning) and assessment.