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American Journal of Physics
written by E. L. McFarland, F. R. Hallett, and J. L. Hunt
The development and operation of an introductory biophysics course for university life-science students is described. The course combines the features of a standard lecture format with the possibility for the student to elect a self-paced, self-study method of instruction. The educational materials of lecture, modularized study guides, and laboratory are described, as well as the use of diagnostic quizzes and individual instruction. The performance of 1800 students in three semesters is analyzed in terms of their weekly effort and their overall achievement. Finally, the economics of such a flexible system is discussed and speculations are made on possible future improvements.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 46, Issue 11, Pages 1095-1100
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10.1119/1.11505
Keywords:
introductory biophysics course, life-science students, personalized instruction
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E. McFarland, F. Hallett, and J. Hunt, Am. J. Phys. 46 (11), 1095 (1978), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11505).
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E. McFarland, F. Hallett, and J. Hunt, The development of a personalized-system-of-instruction introductory physics course for life-science students, Am. J. Phys. 46 (11), 1095 (1978), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11505>.
APA Format
McFarland, E., Hallett, F., & Hunt, J. (1978, November 1). The development of a personalized-system-of-instruction introductory physics course for life-science students. Am. J. Phys., 46(11), 1095-1100. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11505
Chicago Format
McFarland, E, F. Hallett, and J. Hunt. "The development of a personalized-system-of-instruction introductory physics course for life-science students." Am. J. Phys. 46, no. 11, (November 1, 1978): 1095-1100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11505 (accessed 19 December 2014).
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McFarland, E. L., F. R. Hallett, and J. L. Hunt. "The development of a personalized-system-of-instruction introductory physics course for life-science students." Am. J. Phys. 46.11 (1978): 1095-1100. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11505>.
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