Physics & Astronomy Seminar: "The Development and Assessment of MyTech: A Mobile Laboratory App"

Colleen Countryman from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Ithaca College will present. The internal sensors within students’ smartphones can be used to collect data in introductory mechanics labs. Our free "MyTech" app provides students with meaningful laboratory experiences that positively impact their attitudes about physics. Our project includes the development of a curriculum, the creation of a mobile app, and the determination of the impact of students’ smartphones on their learning of physics concepts, attitudes regarding their laboratory experience and use of the devices outside of class.  We will discuss how students’ directly guided the development of the app, and how we determined the impact of the use of smartphones and our app in the lab over the course of a four year study. We will discuss these results and how instructors can utilize the app and curriculum in their own classroom.

Tuesday, September 24 at 11:30am to 12:30pm

Ho Science Center, 101
1819 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

Topic

Academics, Natural Sciences Mathematics

Event Type

Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc.

Group
Physics & Astronomy Department
Contact E-mail

djanney@colgate.edu

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