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Using multimedia to teach college students the concepts of electricity and magnetism


1997 1997

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Abstract (summary)

Introductory college physics students have various preconceptions about the concepts of introductory electricity and magnetism. Using pretests, quizzes, and semi-clinical oral interviews, students' preconceptions in eight categories were examined: (i) existence of electric and magnetic fields, (ii) sources of electric and magnetic fields, (iii) representation of fields, (iv) superposition of fields, (v) relationship between electric and magnetic fields, (vi) relationship between gravitational and electric fields, (vii) relationship between gravitational and magnetic fields, and (viii) the behavior of magnets. Multimedia lessons based on the Karplus learning cycle were developed to address the students' misconceptions. Using posttests and semi-clinical oral interviews, the multimedia lessons were found to be effective in helping a majority of the students to better understand the concepts of electricity and magnetism.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Educational software;
Science education
Classification
0710: Educational software
0714: Science education
Identifier / keyword
Education
Title
Using multimedia to teach college students the concepts of electricity and magnetism
Author
Adrian, Brian Wayne
Number of pages
188
Publication year
1997
Degree date
1997
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 58/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780591540871, 0591540878
Advisor
Fuller, Robert G.
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9804321
ProQuest document ID
304362799
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304362799
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