Improving curricular materials and practices aimed at complex cognitive processes such as problem solving requires careful planning and useful tools for assessment. To illustrate the challenges of measuring a change in students' problem solving in physics, we present the results of and a reflection on a pilot assessment of the effectiveness of computer problem-solving coaches  in a large (200+ student) section of an introductory physics course.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2012 Physics Education Research Conference|
|Editors||N. Sanjay Rebello, Paula V. Engelhardt, Alice D. Churukian|
|Publisher||American Institute of Physics Inc.|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2013|
|Event||2012 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC 2012 - Philadelphia, United States|
Duration: Aug 1 2012 → Aug 2 2012
|Name||AIP Conference Proceedings|
|Other||2012 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC 2012|
|Period||8/1/12 → 8/2/12|
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© 2013 American Institute of Physics.
- computer coaches
- problem solving