AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 21 Astronomy Education Research
Poster, Monday, January 5, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Hanover Hall

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[21.02] The Use of Personal Responder Devices to Assess Student Understanding, and Student Beliefs About Their Effectiveness, in Astro 101

E.F.C. Dokter, G. Brissenden, E.E. Prather, J.C. Antonellis, P. Richwine (University of Arizona)

The Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team at the University of Arizona has been conducting an investigation into the use of personal responder devices in the large enrollment, non-science majors, introductory astronomy course (Astro 101). We will describe how these personal response devices are being used to assess student understanding of basic topics in astronomy after traditional lecture and after they engage in learner-centered activities. In addition, results from a survey designed to assess student beliefs about the use and effectiveness of personal responder devices will be discussed.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: gbrissenden@as.arizona.edu

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