A comparative study between two student groups of Physics in the Pre-college Educational System
November 21, 2012
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As an interesting experience on the teaching-learning process, Moodle e-learning platform will be implemented in one of the two pre-college level physics groups in the Chapingo Autonomous University, that is, those students completing the requirement course in order to be admitted at the college level. This study will show how the use of new technologies improves the learning progress linked to physics concepts and through these worksheets. The first group will be working with class activities in the classroom of physics. The second group will be monitored with the platform Moodle as external e-media. This latter group will be selected from pre-college students in Regional Centers outside the Chapingo Campus. The application of Moodle has not been implemented in the study of Basic Experimental Physics. This proposal has been designed in four stages. The first one defines the theoretical framework and describes the didactic model, which consist of three kinds of worksheets. The second stage displays the results between similarities and differences in both groups, as resulting from the worksheets conceptual, phenomenological and experimental-formal). The third stage includes the discussion on the information collected and how this new technology could improve the physics learning process in pre-college students. Finally, the last stage gives information on how elearning might be an alternative implement in other campuses.
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