ERIC Number: EJ913084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Unfortunate Outcomes of a "Funny" Physics Problem: Some Eye-Opening YouTube Comments
Slisko, Josip; Dykstra, Dewey, Jr.
Physics Teacher, v49 n2 p72-75 Feb 2011
The impressions we make as instructors of physics can affect student learning and public perception of physics teachers, physics as an academic subject, and physics as a profession. There are many sources from which we can collect evidence of these impressions. Among these sources are online public forums such as those at the Internet site known as YouTube. Whether we are proud of these impressions we make or not, we should consider how constructive these impressions are for our students' physics learning and their impact on the public perception of physics and the community of physicists.
Descriptors: Physics, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Public Opinion, Internet, Social Networks
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