Using the computer in teaching physics: Can it really help students learn?

1/16/99


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Using the computer in teaching physics: Can it really help students learn?

Outline

A personal odyssey: How did I get here from there?

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

The three Cís

Pedagogy: The critical item in educational software

PPT Slide

Integrating hardware, software, and wetware

Using the computer effectively: How do we know if it works?

Velocity Graphs

Instantaneous velocity problem

Thereís a problem ó but a solution exists

A PER Experiment

The MBL improved the graph reading substantially

Newton 3

An MBL experiment allows a powerful demonstration of N3

A PER Experiment

PPT Slide

Wave Motion

Using the computer to display video can slow down wave phenomena to let students figure out whatís really happening.

Instructional Design

Pre-Instruction Responses

Post-Instruction Responses

Projects

Computer technology makes student research feasible

Some M.U.P.P.E.T. Student Projects

The problem with projects

Conclusion

The computer can be an effective tool in helping students learn.

Using the computer effectively in instruction is not trivial

Author: Edward F. Redish

Email: redish@physics.umd.edu

Home Page: http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~redish/redish.html

Other information:
Invited talk presented at the AAPT meeting in Anaheim CA, January 11, 1999