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Abstract Title: How social-media and web-accessible learning resources influence students’ social, emotional, and epistemological experiences in quantum mechanics
Abstract: As part of a project studying student experiences in introductory quantum mechanics, we collected two streams of data.  We asked students to generate autobiographical video, audio, and written blogs and participate in open-format clinical interviews while taking the first semester of an upper-division quantum mechanics (QM) course.  We also interviewed former students about their experiences in QM.  In these autobiographical submissions and interviews, we intended for students to have the freedom to generate their own critiques and appraisals of the class content and culture, including how it interacts with their broader experiences inside and outside of physics.  While exploring preliminary themes, we show how some students' social, emotional, and epistemological experiences are informed by their use of "outside" resources (YouTube, Khan Academy, GroupMe, Piazza, online solutions, and forums, etc.).  We will present several students' accounts and discuss instructional implications gleaned from these accounts.  Support: NSF DUE #1625797
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B42
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Brandon Johnson
University of Maryland - Physics Department
and Co-Presenter(s)
Brandon James Johnson, Erin Ronayne Sohr, Ayush Gupta

University of Maryland - Physics Department

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