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Abstract Title: Adaptation of Introductory Physics Computer Coaches: Applications and Design
Abstract: Computer modules designed  to improve problem solving skills for science and engineering students are currently in the process of being experimentally tested in a calculus-based physics course by the PER group at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Q. Xu et al.).  Additional branches of the study include adapting the coaches to suit the needs of a) different institution types, and b) students of other intended majors, e.g. science education majors and life science majors. At the University of Central Arkansas, we are currently preparing a study to recruit high school teachers to test the modules in an interview format and determine the feasibility and pedagogical use for implementation in a senior high school physics class.  Additional considerations include computational design and life science applications for both college and high school levels of physics.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Andrew Mason
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Mishal Benson, University of Central Arkansas