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written by Gintaras Duda and Katherine Garrett
Since fall of 2005 a course blog has been used in introductory physics courses at Creighton University to discuss real-world applications of physics and engage students in discussion and thinking outside of class.   Specifically, the blog was created to address elements of the "hidden curriculum" that are difficult to cover in class, and a previous work showed that students who posted to and read the blog did not suffer a deterioration in attitude/expectations as seen elsewhere using the MPEX or CLASS instrument.  Here we analyze the content of student posts to the blog along several dimensions: student interactivity, the introduction of new knowledge, application of knowledge to real-life situations or other disciplines, self-disclosure of prior knowledge, and fascination/interest. Students' online discussion behavior is analyzed and compared to results on the FMCE (The Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation) to determine if certain types of discussion behavior are correlated with student learning.  We also present several interesting gender differences in students' online discussion behaviors.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 111-114
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
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10.1063/1.3021229
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01.40.Fk 01.40.gb 01.40.G- 01.50.F- 01.40.J-
Keywords:
Blogs, PERC 2008, asynchronous discussion, educational aids, educational courses, educational technology, evaluation of online discussions, laboratory techniques, online discussions, research and development management, student experiments
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G. Duda and K. Garrett, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8096&DocID=729).
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G. Duda and K. Garrett, Probing Student Online Discussion Behavior with a Course Blog in Introductory Physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8096&DocID=729>.
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Duda, G., & Garrett, K. (2008, July 23-24). Probing Student Online Discussion Behavior with a Course Blog in Introductory Physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8096&DocID=729
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Duda, Gintaras, and Katherine Garrett. "Probing Student Online Discussion Behavior with a Course Blog in Introductory Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8096&DocID=729 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Duda, Gintaras, and Katherine Garrett. "Probing Student Online Discussion Behavior with a Course Blog in Introductory Physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 111-114 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8096&DocID=729>.
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