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Enhanced Student Learning in the Introductory Physics Laboratory

March 6, 2006

In a recent study published in Physics Education, Cox and Junkin (2002) found that by asking lab groups online follow-up questions after completing a lab, and then having those groups discuss their answers with other students, increased student learning. In addition, the technique resulted in an increase in studentsí readiness to communicate, and a heighten ability to apply concepts to novel situations.

Access the article, entitled Enhanced Student Learning in the Introductory Physics Laboratory, from: www.iop.org/EJ/article/0031-9120/37/1/305/pe2105.pdf.

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