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Abstract Title: The Educational Impact of Smartphone Implementation in Introductory Mechanics Laboratories
Abstract: The internal sensors within students' smartphones are capable of collecting the data required of a traditional introductory mechanics laboratory curriculum. Some instructors have already begun to implement these data collection devices into their labs.
Our project--titled "MyTech," or "Measurements using everydaY TECHnologies"--includes the development of a curriculum, the creation of a mobile app, and the determination of the impact of students' smartphones on their learning of physics concepts, attitudes regarding their laboratory experience and use of the devices outside of class. We have been able to determine these impacts using a battery of pre- and post-semester testing as well as video recordings throughout the study. Administration of the CLASS, for example, indicates greater positive shifts in "real-world connections" for the section using smartphones.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Colleen Countryman
North Carolina State University
2401 Stinson Dr.
Campus Box 8202
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 9195137935
and Co-Presenter(s)
William R. Sams, North Carolina State University

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