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written by Christopher M. Nakamura, Sytil K. Murphy, Dean A. Zollman, Michael Christel, and Scott M. Stevens
We present an initial analysis of data taken to test the technical functionality and student usability of an interactive synthetic tutoring system administered online. The system allows students to ask questions and receive pre- recorded video responses from knowledgeable tutors in real-time. It logs student interactions with a timestamp and username to generate a time-resolved picture of students' use of the system. The tutoring interaction is structured by lessons covering Newton's laws. Time on-task estimates indicate that students spent about 2.5 hours working through our materials, about as much as intended. Data show students' reluctance to query the tutor or that their focus is on other aspects of the system. This suggests modifications to the system that may encourage students to take advantage of its interactive capabilities. The system combines lessons, images, and video technology designed to emulate conversation to produce a supplemental teaching tool that may be useful for studying multimedia effects on learning.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 237-240
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
- Instructional Material Design
= Tutorial
- Technology
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Reference Material
= Report
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3515210
NSF Numbers:
0632587
0632657
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Newton's laws, online instruction, pathway, physics education, tutoring, video measurement, PERC 2010, multimedia, synthetic tutoring
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C. Nakamura, S. Murphy, D. Zollman, M. Christel, and S. Stevens, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10462&DocID=1922).
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C. Nakamura, S. Murphy, D. Zollman, M. Christel, and S. Stevens, Pilot Testing of the Pathway Active Learning Environment, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10462&DocID=1922>.
APA Format
Nakamura, C., Murphy, S., Zollman, D., Christel, M., & Stevens, S. (2010, July 21-22). Pilot Testing of the Pathway Active Learning Environment. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10462&DocID=1922
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Nakamura, C, S. Murphy, D. Zollman, M. Christel, and S. Stevens. "Pilot Testing of the Pathway Active Learning Environment." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10462&DocID=1922 (accessed 20 October 2014).
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Nakamura, Christopher, Sytil Murphy, Dean Zollman, Michael Christel, and Scott Stevens. "Pilot Testing of the Pathway Active Learning Environment." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 237-240 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10462&DocID=1922>.
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