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The educational impact of smartphone implementation in introductory mechanics laboratories
written by Colleen L. Countryman
The internal sensors within students' smartphones are capable of collecting the data required of a traditional introductory mechanics laboratory curriculum. Some instructors have begun to implement these data collection devices into their labs. This report describes a project--entitled "MyTech," or "Measurements using everydaY TECHnologies"--that constitutes one such implementation. MyTech includes the development of a curriculum; the creation of a mobile app; and the determination of the impact of students' smartphones on their kinematics graphing skills and their attitudes regarding their laboratory. A battery of pre- and post-semester testing as well as video recordings allow for determination of these impacts. Administration of the CLASS, for example, indicates greater positive shifts in "real-world connections" for the section using smartphones. The project also involved development of a new tool for video analysis that aids in determining the nature of the student-equipment interactions during the labs.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 95-98
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Education Foundations
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- Behavior
- Student Characteristics
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- Curriculum Development
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- Technology
= Audience Response
- Lower Undergraduate
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Countryman, C. (2015, July 29-30). The educational impact of smartphone implementation in introductory mechanics laboratories. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13957&DocID=4344
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Countryman, Colleen L.. "The educational impact of smartphone implementation in introductory mechanics laboratories." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, July 29-30, 2015. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13957&DocID=4344 (accessed 17 July 2024).
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Countryman, Colleen L.. "The educational impact of smartphone implementation in introductory mechanics laboratories." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 95-98 of PER Conference. 17 July 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13957&DocID=4344>.
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