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  Session: Same Physics Other Ways
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Using Direct Measurement Videos to Teach Introductory Mechanics
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 2:00PM
  Author: Matthew Ted Vonk, University of Wisconsin River Falls
7154253196, matthew.vonk@uwrf.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The video format has many advantages over other forms of information transfer. Videos lend themselves to group work and generate more discussion than written problems because the real world is more compelling, opened-ended, and messy than the sanitized versions of reality that physics students often deal with. For this reason (as well as many others) my collaborators and I have been working to create a library of short, high-quality videos of real situations that allow students to directly analyze and measure phenomena. In this talk I will discuss the advantages of using Direct Measurement Videos and will share highlights from our video library.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Vonk-Using Direct Measurement Videos to Teach Introductory Mechanics.pdf

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