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Abstract Title: The Use of a Web-based Classroom Interaction System in Introductory Physics Classes*
Abstract: A web-based system (InClass) interaction system was used in algebra-based and calculus-based physics classes to enhance students' classroom interaction.  The teaching approach primarily incorporated elements of Mazur's Peer Instruction and Interactive Lecture Demonstration. In our implementation, students used personal digital assistants (PDAs) to interact with their instructor during lecture or classroom demonstration. In this paper, we will document the perceptions and attitudes of algebra-based and calculus-based physics students towards the interactive teaching approach and likewise present data on how this approach affected students' performance on the Force Concept Inventory.

*This work is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant DUE-0737375.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Edgar Corpuz
University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: 956 381-2153
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ma. Aileen Corpuz
University of Texas-Pan American
corpuzm -at- utpa.edu

Rolando Rosalez
University of Texas-Pan American
rollie_roses -at- yahoo.com