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Abstract Title: Measuring Change in Introductory Physics Courses with Three Dimensional Learning Analytics
Abstract: Michigan State University recently started an effort to improve its introductory physics courses.  At the core of this effort are a series of discussions with physics faculty designed to develop performance expectations for the introductory courses.  By focusing the discussions on the scientific practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas of the course, these discussions use the language of three dimensional learning as a framework for building consensus.  As part of a research effort, a team of discipline based education researchers has been working to generate tools to measure changes to the introductory curricula in the coming years.  Two new tools for measuring change will be introduced: The Three Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol (3D-LAP), which examines the assessments used in courses, and the Three Dimensional Learning Observation Protocol (3D-LOP), which examines instruction in large introductory courses.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

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Primary Contact: James T. Laverty
Michigan State University
620 Fam Lane, Room 115
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 419-944-5802
and Co-Presenter(s)
Marcos D. Caballero

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