Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses

1 Apr
From: David R Sokoloff <>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Active Learning Course Early Bird Registration Fee Ends May 1
Date: March 31, 2019 at 1:19:50 PM EDT

Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based
Strategies that Improve Student Learning—July 15-17, 2019, Portland,

Designed for those who teach introductory physics at universities,
colleges and high schools. Graduate credit will be available through the
University of Oregon.*

Instructors: David Sokoloff, University of Oregon and Ronald Thornton,
Tufts University

Participants will be introduced to research-validated, classroom-tested
strategies for each component of the introductory course that have been
demonstrated to improve learning. These include Interactive Lecture
Demonstration (ILDs), RealTime Physics (RTP) labs, Collaborative
Problem-Solving Tutorials, Workshop Physics (WP), Physics with Video
Analysis (PVA), and related online video analysis exercises. The course
will also include the use of video analysis to identify analytic
functions describing real data. Among other more recent developments are
(1) 3rd ed. RTP E & M labs using video analysis, (2) ILDs using
clickers, (3) online homework using Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs),
and (4) distance learning and in class labs using the self-contained,
wireless IOLab (or other wireless data acquisition devices). Topics will
be chosen from both semesters of introductory physics. Research on the
effectiveness of these strategies will also be discussed.

The tools and software used in these active learning curricula are
compatible with Macintosh and Windows OS, and with the popular
interfaces and sensors. Participants will receive complimentary printed
copies of the curricula (published by Wiley and Vernier, and also
available for high school use as the ABP High School E-dition).

The course fee is $225. (Early bird registration until May 1 is $195.)
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