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ViPER: A Possible Model for Solo Physics Education Researchers
  Location: KFC Courts
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 6:00PM - 6:45PM
  Author: Scott W. Bonham, Western Kentucky University
  Co-Author(s): Jing Wang, Jon Gaffney
  Abstract: The Kentucky Virtual Physics Education Research (ViPER) group was formed in August 2010 by three solo physics education researchers in the state. Using Web 2.0 tools as well as periodic face-to-face gatherings, we conduct regular group meetings, share literature and data, and work collaboratively on several projects. The collaboration provides many of the benefits of a larger research group, such as complementary research skills, mentoring, interviewing each other's students, critical feedback and sharing resources. ViPER also significantly reduces the isolation we would have otherwise experienced as solo physics education researchers. These initial activities have been supported by a PERLOC mini grant and the chairs of our respective departments, and we are currently applying for larger collaborative grants. In this poster we will share specifics about how we conduct our virtual research group and what we believe to be the key factors, making it a model for other solo PER faculty.
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