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  Session: Video Update - Advanced Video Techniques
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: The Effect of Online Lecture on Persistence in a Physics Class
  Meeting: 2015 Winter Meeting: San Diego, California
  Location: N/A
  Time: 8:20PM
  Author: John C. Stewart, West Virginia University
4794452522, johns@UARK.EDU
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: This talk will examine the difference in the rate students successfully complete a physics class between students attending lecture in person and students choosing to watch the lecture on video as part of an online class. The option to watch the lecture on video was implemented mid-semester in fall 2012 so that the performance of the same set of students could be compared. A fully online lecture section was introduced in spring 2013, but students were allowed to select the lecture viewing option. The online lecture section was continued in the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters; however, students were no longer allowed the choice of lecture viewing option. Higher than expect withdrawal rates have been experienced in the online sections of the class. These will be examined in the context of the historical performance of the class and the differences in engagement in the class measured by the rate at which students submit required assignments.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: WVU-AAPT-SanDiegoContributedTalk.pptx

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