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Abstract Title: Assessment of a multimedia IPLS course
Abstract: We will present the preliminary results of an assessment of student attitudes toward an introductory course for pre-health students that focuses on the physics of biomedical technologies. The course follows a partially flipped classroom model and incorporates multimedia elements including video interviews with biomedical experts, an online homework system, and original texts. Student attitudes were measured using the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey, additional survey questions specific to the course, and student interviews. Students' conceptual understanding of the physics material and its application in biomedical technology was also assessed. The results of the IPLS course will be compared to those of the traditional course, which was taught concurrently and covered similar physical concepts.

This work was supported by grants (DUE-1141078 and DUE-1431447) from the National Science Foundation.
Abstract Type: Symposium Talk
Parallel Session: Conceptual Issues and Content Revisions in the Introductory Physics Course for Life Science Students

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ralf Widenhorn
Portland State University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Elliot Mylott, Portland State University
Warren Christensen, North Dakota State University