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  Session: Electronic Lab Notebooks
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Experiences with Lab Notebooks in Blackboard 9.1 -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 8:30AM
  Author: David R. Klassen, Rowan University
856-256-4391, klassen@rowan.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Lab notebooks have been a mainstay in my introductory physics courses for quite some time now. In the spring of 2012 I transitioned from having each student keep their own physical notebook to each group of students keeping an online, electronic, notebook. This transition was done primarily to reduce waste and costs for students (having to buy lab notebook, half of which would go unused) and to reduce my burden (no more toting 24 notebooks to and from class and to and from home; scoring 1/3 as many notebooks). The secondary benefit was to introduce students to electronic means of keeping notes, including the use of modern online editor functions (equations, super- and subscripts, etc.). I will present here a summary of my experiences in having students use an online lab notebook platform; specifically, the use of BlackBoard 9.1 Wikis.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Klassen-DH02.pdf

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