College of Science

SEMINAR: Qing Ryan [University of Colorado, Boulder]

Computer Coaches for Problem Solving in Introductory Physics

Jan 8, 2015 10:50 AM to Jan 8, 2015 12:00 PM at Building 8, Room 241

Qing Ryan

Problem solving skill is highly valued by employers and educators. Since introductory physics is a pre-requisite for nearly all science and engineering majors, it is an ideal gateway to teach problem solving. In this talk, I will introduce a set of computer programs that were developed to help students become better problem solvers by coaching them in the use of an expert-like framework. There are three parts to this talk: Pedagogical design of the computer coaches, Assessments, and Next generation coaches. These computer coaches are assessed from following aspects: Usage and usability, Usefulness perceived by students, and Educational impact on problem solving.

Building 8, Room 241

10:50 a.m. Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Seminar