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Abstract Title: Using RealTime Physics with different instructional technologies in a circuits lab
Abstract: Prior physics education studies have established a positive influence in learning when students use research-based strategies (mainly Tutorials) and instructional technologies in physics courses. This contribution studies learning outcomes and behavior when combining a research-based strategy that promotes collecting data, RealTime Physics (RTP), with different instructional technologies: 1) RTF using probes and computers (original version), 2) RTP with probes and a graphing calculator, and 3) RTP with a PhET simulation. Participants in this study were 100 engineering students enrolled in a Mexican private university who are familiar to the use of Tutorials in the physics lab. The experiment was conducted in the circuits unit of an electricity and magnetism course. This is a qualitative study that uses a research-based open-ended test and systematic lab observations. Results show that students' learning and behavior are related to the type of instructional technology used in combination with RTP in the lab activities.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Monica Quezada-Espinoza
Tecnologico de Monterrey
Garza Sada 2501
Monterrey, 64849
Phone: 8183582000
and Co-Presenter(s)
Monica Quezada-Espinoza, Tecnologico de Monterrey
Angeles Dominguez, Tecnologico de Monterrey
Genaro Zavala, Tecnologico de Monterrey