OTHER UNIQUE TEACHING METHODS:
• Richard Alley, a geology professor at Penn State University, uses songs to teach his students about the geosciences. In a series of music videos, Alley creates parodies of some well-known tunes by artists like The Beatles and Johnny Cash to teach about the natural wonders of the National Parks, aiming to educate students while keep their interest piqued.
• A biomedical engineering professor at University of Texas is using a virtual world to remotely teach students about nanomedicine. Students from seven universities collect in a virtual classroom to learn about the rapidly growing field of nanoparticles in medicine, such as his own research using nanotechnology to release insulin in diabetics. Attendance is higher than in a typical classroom, and more bashful students are more relaxed, making it easier to focus