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  Session: Institutional Support For Elementary Teacher Physics Training
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Replacing the Lab Manual with a Learning Management System in Physics Investigations for K-4 Pre-Service Teachers
  Meeting: 2017 Winter Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
  Location: N/A
  Time: 3:00PM
  Author: Stanley J. Sobolewski,
Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
(724) 357-4590, sobolews@iup.edu
  Co-Author(s): Muhammad Z. Numan,
  Abstract: The traditional laboratory investigation uses a procedure written on paper; students then record their responses on a supplied data page or laboratory notebook. In an attempt to make this process more efficient, the use of a Learning Management System (in this case D2L) was used to present the material and collect student feedback. Each student had a University supplied laptop, read the procedure from the screen, and submitted answers through D2L. As anticipated there was no change in content knowledge. However surprisingly, subjects felt the paper and pencil approach was easier to use than computer entry. In a subsequent study, the same population in the same course completed an online only lecture and lab course. We will discuss the student’s reaction to this online class.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Replacing the Lab Manual with a Learning Management.pptx

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