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Effectiveness of Two Interactive Learning Techniques in Introductory Astronomy
  Location: KFC Courts
  Date: Monday, Aug.1
  Time: 8:00 PM -8:45 PM
  Author: Jessica Lair, Eastern Kentucky University
859-622-4375, jessica.lair@eku.edu
  Co-Author(s): Jing Wang
  Abstract: As a part of the shift to active learning environments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University, we have implemented the use of a clicker system in all the introductory astronomy courses. The clickers were used in class on a daily basis to allow the students to actively participate in the lectures. We present pre- and post-test data from the solar system astronomy class utilizing the Astronomy Diagnostic Test (ADT) from the first semester of clicker use compared to previous semesters. We also present the differences in the ADT results between the laboratory and non-laboratory sections of the introductory astronomy course.
  Footnotes: Sponsored by Dr. Jing Wang at Eastern Kentucky University.
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