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  Session: The Flipped Classroom
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Using Apps for Teaching Circuits in Introductory Physics
  Meeting: 2018 Winter Meeting: San Diego, CA
  Location: N/A
  Time: 11:50AM
  Author: Kathy Shan,, University of Toledo,
4192773239, Kathy.Shan@utoledo.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: I discuss a case study on the use of a circuit building application in an interactively taught (partially flipped) class for teaching direct current resistor circuits in a small honors section of the calculus based, introductory physics class (Phys 2140) for science and engineering majors at an open enrollment, public university. Student understanding was evaluated using a pre-post test model before and after a unit on direct current resistor circuits, using a subset of questions from the Electric Circuits Concept Evaluation. For comparison, the same pre-post test was given to students in a lecture-based, large enrollment section of the course that did not use the circuits application. Preliminary results suggest that the use of the app greatly improves student understanding of DC resistor circuits and plans are being made to scale up the design for further study.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: usingAppsforTeaching.pdf

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