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Abstract Title: Living Physics Portal: Designing analytics to map faculty’s evolving participation
Abstract: The Living Physics Portal* (www.livingphysicsportal.org) is a website dedicated to cultivating a community in which physics faculty teaching interdisciplinary physics courses can discuss problems of practice and share curricular content. Our research team is interested in understanding faculty's evolving use of the Portal. In this effort, we have been exploring what forms of participation can be tracked and meaningfully interpreted from users' actions. We have developed a model that categorizes particular actions on the Portal. The model of participation includes the following categories: Networking, Interpreting, Dialoguing, Collecting, Connecting, Creating, Remixing, and Viewing. In this poster, we will showcase our model of online participation and apply this model to "thought experiments" around particular personas' evolving participation.
*This work is supported by NSF #1624478 and #1624185.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: 2.E4

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Stephanie M Williams
Univ of Maryland-College Park
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 2408634168
and Co-Presenter(s)
Stephanie Williams, Chandra Turpen, and Lyle Barbato