Breakout Session

Teaching Physics On-line vs. Teaching Physics in-Class: Are they really similar?

Track: Learning Innovations

Thursday, November 29th, 4:40pm-5:40pm

Teaching in an on-line environment contains many of the same issues found in teaching in a traditional classroom. Teachers must know their content area and be able to adjust the curriculum to best meet the needs of their students.

Over the past decade, technology has grown tremendously and has created new methods that can greatly enhance learning for students. This growth in technology made the teaching an on-line physics class as efficient as traditional in-class physics. The two most important issues to consider in teaching an on-line environment are communication and organization. Just like traditional classrooms, lesson plans are critical. Getting the message across to students is the ultimate goal.

In this discussion, I am going to show the similarities between my on-line physics lecture and my traditional in-class lecture. Also, I am going to show how I conduct my on-line physics experiments and compare that with my traditional physics laboratory experiments.

Mike Mikhaiel
William Paterson University

Bio / Expertise:
A physics instructor for in-class and online teaching

Presentation Content:
With the advancement in technology, I am going to show that teaching physics online is as effective as teaching physics face-to-face.


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