Designing Non-online Labs for Online Courses
American association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting
Online courses are out there and it looks like they are here to stay. I contend that online classes lack in labs. In physics, labs are an important part of the learning experience. This is where students get a chance to learn physics hands on, test concepts and reinforce their understanding. Instead of trying to design online-based labs, we are working to develop simple at home lab kits that could bring the labs off of the screen and onto the table. The students can work through the experiments then discuss their results in small online groups comparing observations and developing a stronger conceptual understanding of the material.
Jacob Millspaw (2011).
Designing Non-online Labs for Online Courses. Presented at American association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.