[LON-CAPA-cvs] cvs: modules /gerd/roleclicker description.tex

mvogt lon-capa-cvs@mail.lon-capa.org
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mvogt		Sat May 21 13:15:46 2005 EDT

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 All three groups collect data as described in Section~\ref{method}.  The comparative study will be completed and analyzed in cooperation with the education PIs. The results will
 be disseminated through publications and talks. 
+The goal of this proposal is to improve student performance in the physical sciences by increasing the effectiveness of peer instruction.  
+We will create an integrated and flexible technological plattform that will
+enable instructors to (1) get access to a vast library of ConcepTests and other material for Peer Instruction, (2) use the combination of traditional and innovative
+communication devices in the classroom most suited for his/her teaching environment and (3) provide a software which connects these responses to the course management
+systems and statistical tools available. This platform will be developed by (1) integrating the Interactive Learning Toolkit (ILT) with the Interactive Classroom software 
+BQ to create a new software package called Learning Together Through technology (LT3), (2) porting the ILT ConcepTest library to the LON-CAPA network, (3) build gateways  
+between LON-CAPA and LT3 to enable users of both systems to access the CT data base and, finally, (4) enable randomization of questions in LT3 on the basis of
+the LON-CAPA algorithm.  We will newly develop a seating map feature in the LT3 and LON-CAPA enabling the instructors to match students for peer discussion on the 
+basis of their initital responses (computer guided group formation). With this new software, we will investigate how (1) computer guided group formation, (2) randomization
+of questions and (3) different question types influence the effectiveness of peer instruction in enhancing the student understanding of physical concepts. Methods
+of assessment are (1) gain of number of correct responses after dicsussion compared to before, (2) gain of student performance in Concept Inventories fielded before
+and after the course, (3) analysis of student discussions. With this work we will be able to provide the entire teaching  community with the means and the knowledge 
+to facilitate the proven success of the peer instruction in the most optimal and efficient way.   
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