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1SOCIAL Physics: www.koondis.com Galen T. Pickett, Thomas Gredig, Zvonimir Hlousek, Chuhee Kwon, James KisielCSU Long Beach, Physics and Astronomy
2Outline Motivation Engineering a curriculum: F2F Engineering a curriculum: OnlineTeamwork: Social HomeworkOnline Laboratory: Authentic STEMCO Redesign ProjectConclusion
3Motivation CSU Long Beach 36,000 students, many first-generation, low-incomeSTEM Gateway for Long Beach90,000 applied for 5,000 spots.
4CSU Long Beach Physics 11 TT Faculty 3-year average, 18 undergrad degrees / 12 MS degreesUD gateway courseAPSMinority Bridge ProgramPhysTEC Legacy Site
5Motivation for Physics Important to get it right!Better careers for studentsSpecial skills, better problemsExistence and justification.Recruit physics majors from introductory physicsDouble majorsIf we don’t, who will?We have a successful course F2F … export it.
6Existing Course Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Mechanics) Not a “bottleneck” … an “accelerant”.
7Engineering a Curriculum Matter and InteractionsPhysics the way physicists do itFormal reasoningDerive results, then applyPhysical Problem SolvingMomentum / Energy / L
8Engineering a Pedagogy Large lecture format: Hall of ScienceI>ClickerCooperativeInteractiveEngaging
9Honors Sections Support high performing students SCALE-UP classrooms, both 151 and 152Long Beach Register, 2/5/14
10Engineering Student Support Learning Assistants “Undergrad TA’s”
11…but… Homework should be teaching physics 36% of exam performance “explained” by homework (correlations, per student)Strengthen correlation exam <-> homework?
12Koondis.com Zvonimir Hlousek, Thomas Gredig …and me. CO incubation project.
13Social Homework / Koondis.com Async / Groups / Roles / Rotation / Any ContentSocial Media overlay / “like” “thanks”
14Instructor Workflow Assign groups automatically (10 min, presemester) Rotate “roles” week to weekCustom: Director, Investigator, Executive, SkepticAssign problem to group (5 min)Grading posts, likes, thanks -> grades (5 min)600 students in 10 courses now (lower / upper division, lecture, laboratory)
18Accidental Experiment Spring 2012 –> Spring 2013, add SHWCorrelations … significant at p<10^(-4)Homework (finally) helps exam performance.
19Mechanisms? Grit: Duckworth … “how is failure dealt with” Normalizing and metacognitionEveryone sees everyone’s workEveryone is good at somethingBest students strugglePraise … “like” “thanks”Overlapping, reinforcing effectsPER research project … why does this work?
20Fully Online Mechanics Same Homework as Brick-and-MortarSocial Homework to support problem solvingSocial Homework: collaborate in experiment designSocial Homework: portion of exams“GLUE”
21Laboratory: Authentic STEM Social Homework Groups Design Experiments“Tracker” used to perform measurementsExperiments independently verified / groupsGroups decide / construct their own meaningPh.D. – level scientist required to judge
22Online Laboratory 3-week cycle: Requires a Professor – by design Propose experiment (in group), RFPExperiment performedResults confirmedRequires a Professor – by design60 seats so far, 100 in Spring 2015Three sections worth of capacity relieved (24 lab sections now, M-F 7am-10pm)
23CSU CO Redesign Project “Social Homework” is a “Proven Practice”Fall 2014, redesign courses to use toolRun course with Koondis in Spring3 units (at replacement rate, or $$$)Department chairs will approve “RFP”.This year, CO pays all student fees ($35 / student) … ANYONE in CSU who adopts.
24Conclusion Social Homework: MOOC Glue Social Homework: Experiment as Social ActivityStudents depend on each otherCourseCraft: positiveinterdependenceGerry Hanley, Asst. Chancellor