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Abstract Title: Online Hands-on Introductory Learning in a Flipped Classroom Context
Abstract: In the flipped classroom model, students are typically introduced to new material before class by interacting with online multimedia learning modules (MLMs) and answering questions to assess their understanding (Just in Time Teaching). This model does not provide a natural mechanism for hands-on exploration of concepts early in the learning process, and relevant labs are often done days or weeks later if at all. At the University of Illinois, we are in the process of developing a program which introduces hands-on, experiential learning into the online pre-lecture phase of our calculus-based introductory mechanics course. This experiential learning is augmented with the Interactive Online Laboratory (IOLab) device, which students use with their personal computers to measure and display physical quantities in real time. This poster will describe our recently completed Spring 2014 pilot program, detail our calibrated assessment tools, and lay out continuing goals for this flipped hands-on learning model.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Katherine Ansell
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1110 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
and Co-Presenter(s)
Mats Selen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Timothy Stelzer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign