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Abstract Title: Measuring the effectiveness of online problem-solving tutorials by multi-level knowledge transfer
Abstract: Students' problem-solving performance is the most direct measurement of the effectiveness of any instructional materials in physics. However, a challenge in selecting appropriate assessment problem is that if the problem is too similar to the instruction, then it might measure rote memorization over understanding, whereas if a problem is too dissimilar, then students' knowledge gain might not be sufficient for them to solve the problem correctly. We try to resolve this dilemma using online learning technology, by providing students with three opportunities to solve problems that are increasingly dissimilar to the instruction in the form of an online problem-solving tutorial, and receiving additional feedback on their second opportunity. We found that in some cases students may only gain the ability to transfer their learning to a new problem until the last attempt.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B11
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Zhongzhou Chen
University of Central Florida Physics Department
4111 Libra Drive
Room 153
Orlando, FL 32828
Phone: 2177218411
and Co-Presenter(s)
Kyle Whitcomb, University of Pittsburgh

Chandralekha Singh, University of Pittsburgh

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