Presentation on theme: "SOCIAL Physics: www.koondis.com Galen T. Pickett, Thomas Gredig, Zvonimir Hlousek, Chuhee Kwon, James Kisiel CSU Long Beach, Physics and Astronomy."— Presentation transcript:
1 SOCIAL Physics: www.koondis.com Galen T. Pickett, Thomas Gredig, Zvonimir Hlousek, Chuhee Kwon, James KisielCSU Long Beach, Physics and Astronomy
2 Outline Motivation Engineering a curriculum: F2F Engineering a curriculum: OnlineTeamwork: Social HomeworkOnline Laboratory: Authentic STEMCO Redesign ProjectConclusion
3 Motivation CSU Long Beach 36,000 students, many first-generation, low-incomeSTEM Gateway for Long Beach90,000 applied for 5,000 spots.
4 CSU Long Beach Physics 11 TT Faculty 3-year average, 18 undergrad degrees / 12 MS degreesUD gateway courseAPSMinority Bridge ProgramPhysTEC Legacy Site
5 Motivation 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.
6 Existing Course Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Mechanics) Not a “bottleneck” … an “accelerant”.
7 Engineering a Curriculum Matter and InteractionsPhysics the way physicists do itFormal reasoningDerive results, then applyPhysical Problem SolvingMomentum / Energy / L
8 Engineering a Pedagogy Large lecture format: Hall of ScienceI>ClickerCooperativeInteractiveEngaging
9 Honors Sections Support high performing students SCALE-UP classrooms, both 151 and 152Long Beach Register, 2/5/14
10 Engineering 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?
12 Koondis.com Zvonimir Hlousek, Thomas Gredig …and me. CO incubation project.
13 Social Homework / Koondis.com Async / Groups / Roles / Rotation / Any ContentSocial Media overlay / “like” “thanks”
14 Instructor 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)
18 Accidental Experiment Spring 2012 –> Spring 2013, add SHWCorrelations … significant at p<10^(-4)Homework (finally) helps exam performance.
19 Mechanisms? 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?
20 Fully Online Mechanics Same Homework as Brick-and-MortarSocial Homework to support problem solvingSocial Homework: collaborate in experiment designSocial Homework: portion of exams“GLUE”
21 Laboratory: 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
22 Online 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)
23 CSU 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.
24 Conclusion Social Homework: MOOC Glue Social Homework: Experiment as Social ActivityStudents depend on each otherCourseCraft: positiveinterdependenceGerry Hanley, Asst. Chancellor