Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Diagnoser.com is a set of instruction and assessment tools. It includes learning goals and tools for eliciting students' initial ideas, facets of learners' thinking with respect to learning goals and common misconceptions (problematic ideas), lessons to engage students' ideas with respect to learning goals and problematic ideas, sets of assessment items for students, reporting structures for students and teachers, and prescriptive activities targeted to specific problematic ideas.

Type of Method Instructional strategy, Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Teacher Professional DevelopmentReferences coming soon, Middle SchoolReferences coming soon, Teacher Preparation, High School, Other Science
Can be adapted for: Intro College Calculus-based, Intro College Algebra-based, Intro College Conceptual, Intermediate Undergraduate, Advanced Undergraduate
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Large (30+ students), Recitation/Discussion Session, Lab, Homework, Studio
Coverage Few topics with great depth
Topics Mechanics, Waves / Optics, Other Science, Pedagogy
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs Computers for student use in class, internet access
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding of physics contentReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understanding, Coherent framework for physics, Understanding how physics relates to the real world, Think like a scientist, Reflecting on one's own learning, Representing knowledge in multiple ways, Designing experiments
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: scores on multiple choice conceptual testsReferences coming soon, scores on written conceptual testsReferences coming soon, beliefs about physicsReferences coming soon, retention of studentsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, analysis of written workReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon, research conducted by someone other than developersReferences coming soon
Compatible Method PBI
Similar Method None
Developer(s) FACET Innovations
Website http://www.Diagnoser.com
Intro Article Designing Diagnostic Assessments