Engaging learners through technology

Students using audience response technology on their smartphones in class

University Distinguished Professor Paul Blowers, a passionate advocate for active learning, uses TurningPoint extensively in his classes. Join him for a highly engaged session that offers the chance to:

  • Experience how it feels to be a student in an interactive classroom
  • Review a range of interactive techniques applicable to all disciplines that encourage teamwork and enhance understanding
  • Reflect on your own teaching in a way that will positively impact your students

“Making the course more interactive than a lecture enhances our understanding of the material and allows us to get a better grasp of the concepts.”

“I liked that the course required teamwork.”

“The interactive environment of the classroom was really beneficial to me.”

– Feedback from Paul Blowers’ students

Paul Blowers, University Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona

Paul Blowers received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1994 before moving to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned his M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1997, followed by his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1999. He moved to the University of Arizona in 1999 and began his academic career. Blowers has received numerous teaching awards at the local, regional and state levels for his innovative approaches to helping students master complex content while transitioning into becoming successful independent learners. His research is currently on sustainability topics and retention of students.