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Abstract Title: Online computer coaches for introductory physics problem-solving -- usage patterns and students' performance
Abstract: The Physics Education Research Group at the University of Minnesota has
been developing internet computer coaches to help students become more
expert-like problem solvers.  During the Fall 2011 and Spring 2013
semesters, the coaches were introduced into large sections (200+ students)
of the calculus based introductory mechanics course at the University of
Minnesota. In this poster, we will discuss the different usage patterns of the coaches and their correlations with student problem-solving performance and attitudes toward problem solving in physics.  This work was supported by NSF DUE-0715615 and DUE-1226197.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Qing Ryan
University of Minnesota--Twin Cities
116 church street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 6128682563
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Bijaya Aryal, Evan Frodermann