Spring '99 marks the third anniversary of the delivery of the very first production Classtalk system, and now we can definitely say that Classtalk has grown up. There are two signs that I would like to point to, that show this to be true. First we, have had one call this semester to report a system crash or software bug. Second, the pedagogy is catching up with the software and there are now many users actively teaching with some of the advanced features that were designed and built into the system.
There are also other signs. So much of our early experience & reputation came from Physics taught in large lecture halls by the Eric Mazur's of the work, that the revolution in smaller classrooms has slipped by almost unnoticed. There are some important distinctions to make between teaching in smaller classrooms and facing a class of 250 to 500 students, and these differences are reflected in the pedagogy. For example, did you know that,
Unquestionably, these results vindicate our ambition to expand on the power and flexibility of Classtalk. But, we're nowhere near the end. Stay tuned as we continue to grow mature!