10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
America/Halifax timezone
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Reflections on implementing physclips and physlets in undergraduate physics courses

12 Jun 2018, 16:00
McCain Scotiank Auditorium (cap.250) (Dalhousie University)

McCain Scotiank Auditorium (cap.250)

Dalhousie University

Oral (Non-Student) / Orale (non-étudiant(e)) Physics Education / Enseignement de la physique (DPE-DEP) T4-8 Novel Approaches to Promoting Engagement in Physics Classes (DPE) | Nouvelles approches pour promouvoir l'engagement dans les classes de physique (DEP)


Prof. Adriana Predoi-Cross (512 Silkstone Crescent West, Lethbridge AB T1J4C1)


I will present my perspective on using physlets and physclips in introductory physics courses. The physclips have been developed at the School of Physics, University of South Wales, Australia, along with other multimedia resources. The physclips were downloaded from open sources such as: http://www.compadre.org/physlets/ or were available as PhET simulations in textbooks' online resources. Observed changes in students' performance and in the type of skills that they developed will be discussed. I will also comment on ways in which such resources could be incorporated in "scale-up" or project-based teaching environments.

Primary author

Prof. Adriana Predoi-Cross (512 Silkstone Crescent West, Lethbridge AB T1J4C1)

Presentation Materials