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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Applying Information Technology to Create Research-Based Innovative Learning Pedagogies

Location

US Air Force Academy, Center for Physics Education Research

RO# Location
13.04.08.B8275 US Air Force Academy, CO 808406200

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
de La Harpe, Kimberly Desneiges kimberly.deLaHarpe@usafa.edu 719.333.3411

Description

Since 1994, the United States Air Force Academy Center for Physics Education Research (CPER) has been developing active learner instructional materials, incorporating technology into research-based pedagogies. Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT), developed at CPER in collaboration with other universities, has found its way into virtually all academic disciplines, nationally and internationally. Current CPER research includes developing a comprehensive flipped learning pedagogy by extending JiTT via worked-examples. We are developing mobile technology-based tools to motivate and monitor student engagement. Other projects include developing laboratory-based learning modules that develop critical thinking skills and quantitative and scientific reasoning. As part of the flipped-learning initiative, we are investigating ways to create a holistic approach to learning by connecting post-class materials with pre-class and in-class activities. Currently, we have funding from the National Science Foundation and a private foundation. We have collaborative projects with six universities and community colleges.

 

Keywords:
Active learning; Flipped learning; Educational technology; Instructional design;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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