April 1, 2023
James Madison University
US/Eastern timezone
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Using ALEKS in the introductory physics courses at college level

Apr 1, 2023, 9:45 AM
King Hall 0259 (James Madison University)

King Hall 0259

James Madison University

701 Carrier Dr. Harrisonburg, VA 22807
talk (15-minute) Morning Session 2A


Maxim Bychkov (University of Virginia)


The introductory physics courses at the University of Virginia Physics Department are undergoing a massive change. A concerted effort has been made in the past several years to implement a more modern approach to teaching, including implementing various active learning practices.

A higher demand on students' focus and attention in the active learning environment requires a higher degree of support, including recognizing and supporting students' development in areas such as pre-calculus math, scientific writing and reasoning, and group work -- all of which were previously assumed to be mastered or implicitly understood by our students.

In my talk I will briefly outline my experience with teaching introductory physics lab and lecture courses and describe how I use ALEKS software to both support and evaluate students throughout their two semesters of physics with us.

Primary author

Maxim Bychkov (University of Virginia)

Presentation materials