NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1053835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1309-7202
Using Computer-Assisted Personalized Assignment System in a Large-Enrollment General Physics
Gok, Tolga
European Journal of Physics Education, v1 n1 p28-43 2010
The on-line tutoring system, LON-CAPA, was implemented in Introductory Calculus-Based Physics-II course at Colorado School of Mines in fall 2008 and spring 2009. In this paper, the features and the case study of the LON-CAPA implementation were described. The performance data obtained from the scores of students enrolled in the course represented students' lower performances on written assignments and exams relative to LON-CAPA problems. The outcome could be students' insufficient problem solving abilities which arises because of poor knowledge of fundamental concepts. To overcome this drawback, an alternate technique to the LON-CAPA questioning method was designed. The technique is intended to increase the students' problem solving skills with a better conceptual understanding by using three integrated problem solving strategies which was incorporated with LON-CAPA type problem. If developed problem solving strategy steps can be introduced into the LON-CAPA problem, it is expected that students also will become experienced problem solvers.
Erciyes University. Melikgazi, Kayseri, 38039 Turkey. Tel: +90-352-207-6666; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A