Jim Benedict is a professor emeritus having taught at James Madison University for 30 years in the Psychology Department. He received his PhD and MS degrees in biopsychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his BA degree from Oberlin College. He has long been interested in understanding how web-based assignments can facilitate student learning and involvement in traditional classrooms through the use of an approach called Just in Time Teaching (JiTT). He has published on using JiTT for teaching social and behavioral sciences in Teaching of Psychology, presented on JiTT at an USC faculty workshop, at several Project Kaleidoscope Institutes and at several NSF Chautauqua Short Courses, as well as at several earlier faculty workshops sponsored by the CFI.
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