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Abstract Title: Cross-Concept Inventory Research Starting with the Force Concept Inventory
Abstract: In today's globally-engaged and technology-rich educational environments, an online resource where concept inventory (CI) developers and users can access, discuss, develop, and refine concept inventories and their uses is a needed resource.  ciHUB.org meets this need by providing a shared space to researchers and users where inventories can be uploaded and focused discussions can ensue.  Because a wide variety of different CIs can be gathered in this one-stop virtual community, the gathering of data across multiple CIs and longitudinal tracking of student learning is now possible.  Therefore, this type of community facilitates research not just within a specific topic area relative to a specific CI, but it also allows research between CIs.  For example, the Force Concept Inventory might be the correct pre-test to the Concept Assessment Tool for Statics, typically a second-year course in the engineering curriculum.  This type of research could have larger implications as CI development progresses into upper division course content.
Abstract Type: Symposium Poster
Targeted Session: Innovations and Issues with Conceptual Assessments

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Teri Reed-Rhoads
School of Engineering Education, College of Engineering, Purdue University
and Co-Presenter(s)
P.K. Imbrie, School of Engineering Education, College of Engineering, Purdue University