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SDSU Researcher Develops App To Promote Inclusive Teaching

The landing page for the web application EQUIP is shown on a computer, Jan. 23, 2019.
Tarryn Mento
The landing page for the web application EQUIP is shown on a computer, Jan. 23, 2019.
SDSU Researcher Develops App To Promote Inclusive Teaching
GUEST: Daniel Reinholz, assistant professor of math, San Diego State University Subscribe to the Midday Edition podcast on iTunes,Google Play or your favorite podcatcher.

A San Diego State University researcher has developed a new web application that may help teachers overcome their own implicit biases.

EQUIP or Equity Quantified in Participation is a free and open-source application which aims to promote fair and inclusive teaching. To use, teachers input student demographic and participation data. The app then generates a detailed analysis that can help an instructor, for instance, track whether he or she is unintentionally excluding certain students from classroom instruction.

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Daniel Reinholz, an SDSU assistant professor of math worked with a researcher at Michigan State University to create the application.

Reinholz talks about how EQUIP can create equitable classrooms Wednesday on Midday Edition.