Overview

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Overview

A series of introductory laboratory modules that use computer data acquisition tools to help students develop physics concepts and acquire lab skills.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: High School
Setting Designed for: LabReferences coming soon, Homework
Can be adapted for: StudioReferences coming soon
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Low
Resource Needs Computers for students, Advanced lab equipment, Cost for students, Tables for group work
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Lab skills, Using multiple representations
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
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, beliefs pre/post examsReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon, research conducted by someone other than developersReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, Workshop Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods ILDs, Workshop Physics, SDI Labs, MBL, SCL, Tools for Scientific Thinking
Developer(s) David Sokoloff, Ron Thornton, and Priscilla Laws
Website http://pages.uoregon.edu/sokoloff/Active_Learning.html