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Distance Learning problems with Teaching Physics

I am keen to see how Physics teaching can be adequately carried out with distance learning. Many of...

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Thomas Robin Wilks
22 April 2010

I am keen to see how Physics teaching can be adequately carried out with distance learning. Many of the concepts are difficult to get across in the absence of face to face and gradual scaffolding of key issues. I use Elluminate with my students but this can be restrictive when the desktop facility doesn't work. Interactive PowerPoints and animations generate much discussion with difficulties (not insurmountable but a potentially significant barrier to learning) in explaining and understanding key ideas.

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John Kuti
1:01pm 22 April 2010


I suppose you would need some film of experiments or phenomena to discuss.

Would students be able to post contributions to a wiki or produce their own video explanations of concepts?

 

Thomas Robin Wilks
12:24pm 27 April 2010


Thanks John, I suppose a good way of using this would be to use current animations on YouTube to share these with the wider community and to use a wiki as you suggest to try to describe their understanding of key concepts. Tom

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