Investigating Student Communities with Network Analysis of Interactions in a Physics Learning Center

  title={Investigating Student Communities with Network Analysis of Interactions in a Physics Learning Center},
  author={Eric Brewe and Laird H. Kramer and Vashti Sawtelle},
We describe our initial efforts at implementing social network analysis to visualize and quantify student interactions in Florida International University’s Physics Learning Center. Developing a sense of community among students is one of the three pillars of an overall reform effort to increase participation in physics, and the sciences more broadly, at FIU. Our implementation of a research and learning community, embedded within a course reform effort, has led to increased recruitment and… 

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