2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Assessment of Probeware-Based Laboratory Curricula for Introductory Physics

Beck, Judy         (828) 232-5036
      UNC Asheville
First co-presenter: Bennett, Chuck    
Organization: UNC Asheville

Abstract (up to 200 words):
Custom laboratory curricula have been developed that integrate laboratory probeware into both calculus and algebra-based introductory physics courses. These materials have been carefully designed to emphasize conceptual understanding. In particular, we pay special attention to those concepts that, according to findings in Physics Education Research, are most likely to be misunderstood even after instruction. We utilize assessment instruments published in the open literature to evaluate learning outcomes specifically targeted by the laboratory curricula. The results will be compared to those from previous semesters in which laboratory probeware was not used. We will also discuss results from in-house instruments designed to survey student perspectives of the laboratory curricula.

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Session type:
Poster session (all day, 45 minutes interactive)

Time slots:
P2 - Fr 2:45 - 3:30


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