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Physics Education Research Conference 2011

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

A very interesting conference on Physics Education took place on August 3-4, 2011 in Omaha, NE. A few personal highlights: Prof. Andy Rundquist from Hemlin University spoke about assessment in upper level undergraduate physics courses. I was especially interested how he uses tablets and other technology to evaluate students’ thinking about problems. His focus is […]

AAPT Summer Meeting Day 4: Cheating on Physics Homework

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

During the penultimate day of AAPT I attended a very interesting session about cheating in physics homework assignments. One of the presentations was done by Prof. Wolfgang Bauer from the Michigan State University. The idea by Prof. Bauer is not to try to prevent students from cheating on online homework assignment, but to increase the […]

New Collection of Science Education Resources

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

I just started a collection of resources on science education: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-education-for-21-century I used a new tool called “Scoop.It’ – check it out. I hope this will be a useful resource. I haven’t been posting much recently as I also maintained www.bcapt.ca web site for our BC Section of AAPT. I hope to hear your feedback […]

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