Category Archives: Instructional Design


Introduction If you were to ask a classroom of students at a Canadian University why they are working toward a bachelor’s degree, you would hear several responses.  “A better job” or “better future” might be common, since a university education is an effective method for social mobility. [1][2][3][4][5]. Other students may say “I am interested

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Concept Inventories: Physics Inventory of Critical Thinking (PICT)

Interview validation of the Physics Lab Inventory of Critical Thinking K. N. Quinn, C. Wieman, and N. G. Holmes Stanford University Recent work in physics undergraduate education examines the benefits of various teaching styles.  In order to do this, there must be a measurable effect on student outcomes.  Performing well on a course test

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Learning in Virtual Reality: Phases of the Moon

Virtual Reality as a Teaching Tool for Moon Phases and Beyond J.H. Madden, A. S. Won, J. P. Schuldt, B. Kim, S. Pandita, Y. Sun, T. J. Stone, and N. G. Holmes Cornell University Virtual reality (VR) experiences are increasingly being used not only for casual gaming, but also training and rehabilitation, particularly in

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