Last night we talked with Jeremy Morton from The Expert TA. He talked with us about how he’s expanded his PhD research on how to reliably code student work into his current company that competes with WebAssign and others. It also led naturally into a further discussion of our Physics Problem Database (that’s now in Alpha release).
Here’s the link to the recording.
Our next meeting will be in two weeks (we’re taking the US holiday off next week). We don’t yet have a confirmed speaker, so please send Andy (firstname.lastname@example.org) some suggestions if you have any.
Last Wednesday we talked with Joshua about his research in particle physics, and a lot about how to teach it and how to talk about it generally.
Here’s the recording.
This week we’ll be talking with Expert TA electronic homework software.
We talked with Rachel about the efforts she was involved in at the University of Colorado. They made numerous, research-based changes to the advanced E&M course and saw good learning gains.
Here’s her handout:
Pepper UpperDiv Handout GlobalPhysDept
And here’s the recording.
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Next week we’ll be talking with Joshua Whitney about particle physics
This week we talked with Greg about demonstrations to do on your first day of class. One in particular that got some praise is seen here:
Normal force demo
We also continued our conversation about the physics problem database (that conversation began at the one hour mark).
Here’s the recording
Next week we’ll talk with Rachel Pepper about research she’s done on upper division physics teaching, please join us!