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Applying Information Technology to Create Research-Based Innovative Learning Pedagogies


US Air Force Academy, Center for Physics Education Research

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


Name E-mail Phone
de La Harpe, Kimberly Desneiges 719.333.3411


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.


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


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