Learning Before Class Strategies – Quick Update

I am just about finished writing Part 2 of me Learning Before Class Strategies series of posts (Part 1 here), but I thought I would post links to a couple of recent posts on the subject of pre-reading assignments and an article from a recent UBC CWSEI Physics and Astronomy newsletter.

But first, here is a look at the relationship between exam averages and the marks my students earned for completing their smartPhysics Prelecture and Checkpoint assignments (marked for effort only) in my Fall 2011 introductory mechanics course. Not terribly compelling in terms of trying to sell my intro E&M students on the pre-class assignments. Fortunately Peter (see link below) gave me a bunch of good motivational ammo to pass on to them.

Sigh, the person that completed the least pre-class assignments had over an 80% average on exams.

Recent posts/articles of note on pre-reading assignments


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