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Minds-On Audio-Guided Activities in Introductory College Physics Courses
  Location: HC 3029
  Date: Monday, Aug.1
  Time: 8:30 AM -8:40 AM
  Author: James Brian Hancock, II, Central Michigan University
  Co-Author(s): Marco Fornari
  Abstract: Minds-On Audio Guided Activities (MAGA) are Podcast-delivered instruction designed to engage students in all-body experiments and foster long-term conceptual learning. These Podcasts guide students through experimentation, prompt group discussion, and lead students toward connecting daily experiences with the activity. Instruction by MAGA has undergone preliminary testing in an introductory physics course at Central Michigan University. The experiment is designed according to the standard protocol of learning assessment and involves pre- and post-tests and student interviews. Topics are currently focused on mechanics and range from discovering the differences between distance and displacement to momentum to the Coriolis effect. The session will include details of the approach and a discussion of preliminary results.
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