Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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The "PHAS Smart Exam" an attempt to improve the examination process of the multi-section intro physics course.

Jun 18, 2015, 2:45 PM
CCIS L1-160 (University of Alberta)

CCIS L1-160

University of Alberta

Oral (Non-Student) / orale (non-étudiant) Physics Education / Enseignement de la physique (DPE-DEP) R2-4 Curriculum Development and Revitalization (DPE) / Développement et revitalisation des programmes (DEP)


Dr Philip Langill (University of Calgary)


There are many pedagogical and logistical challenges in the delivery of the large ~1000 student introductory physics course, for non-physics majors. Logistical challenges are best addressed with a little better planning and a lot more funding and manpower. The challenge of creating and administering an effective exam usually relies a little on funding and a lot on planning. This presentation describes the development of the 'PHAS Smart Exam'. It is a work in progress, but attempts to minimize marking variance that arises when a large team of TAs are involved, and streamlines the process using a secure online tool for markers developed in the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.

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Dr Philip Langill (University of Calgary)

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