Physics labs can be done with physical equipment or done virtually. It appears each has its own benefits. Continue reading Virtual Labs vs Physical Labs: does it matter?
Prior work has claimed that taking notes by hand is better than on a computer but this claim doesn’t appear to hold up. Continue reading Is taking notes on paper better than taking notes on a computer? Y- Maybe?
Yep, women who perform the same as men perform don’t feel they are as capable of doing physics. Continue reading Who feels more capable of doing physics: women with “A”s or men with “C”s? The answer probably won’t surprise you.
Workshops are successful in introducing new teaching strategies but less so in sustaining them. How the strategies are introduced matters. Continue reading AAPT Special: Do workshops work? With the right facilitation, yes.
A student’s network could have an impact on whether they decide to continue their degree program. Today’s paper looks into this issue. Continue reading The (physics class) Social Network
Active learning methods are thought to be more costly to implement than traditional lectures. Is this common belief actually the case and if so, what does that mean for their implementation? Continue reading The Price of Active Learning
Men score better than women do on physics conceptual inventories and the reasons aren’t straightforward. Continue reading What can explain the gender gap on conceptual inventories?
Lecture courses have been extensively studied but lab courses have not been. Are students developing the beliefs we would expect them to in lab courses? Continue reading What do students think about experimental physics?