Friday, March 9, 2001
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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The explosion of World Wide Web technology over the past several years has spurred the development of an ever-increasing number of web-based teaching and learning materials and techniques. Web technology is being used to support student-teacher, student-student, and teacher-teacher communications, often providing communications channels and possibilities not possible previously. At the same time, physics education research continues to provide more insight about how, why, and the extent to which our students do-- and don't-- learn physics. Can our research-based understanding of how students learn and the new unprecedented power of communications lead us to improved courses and programs? This talk will survey the spectrum of ways in which the web is being used by the physics education community to promote physics teaching and learning. It will also introduce and discuss a unique mix of pedagogy and the web technology, the "Just-in-Time Teaching" (JiTT) strategy, now being implemented by over 120 faculty at more than 60 institutions across the country and in Canada and Europe."

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