Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Laboratory activities that use microcomputer-based laboratory tools to develop both conceptual understanding and quantitative laboratory skills.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, High School
Setting Designed for: LabReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Low
Resource Needs Computers for students, Advanced lab equipment, Cost for students, Tables for group work
Research Validation Based on research into: theories of how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: conceptual understandingReferences coming soon
Studied using: research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, TEFA, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods ILDs, RealTime Physics, SDI Labs, MBL, SCL
Developer(s) Ron Thornton and David Sokoloff
Website http://pages.uoregon.edu/sokoloff/Active_Learning.html