Active Learning in Large Classes – PowerPoint Games

Dr. Kalyani Premkumar continued her innovative teaching by taking an hour to use a PowerPoint game to help medical students remember medical terminology and processes. The following image shows the central game board divided into 6 categories with questions of increasing difficulty in each category for a total of 33 questions.
70 students were divided into teams to compete for prizes such as pens shaped as syringes, erasers, caps etc.
The final jeopardy question was really difficult – not directly covered in classes, but required integration. The students made their bid and submitted their answers in writing. Dr. Premkumar was amazed at the variety of plausible answers that were given after the students spent sometime discussing the answers to the final question.