On the effectiveness of active-engagement microcomputer-based laboratories

  title={On the effectiveness of active-engagement microcomputer-based laboratories},
  author={Edward F. Redish and Jeffery M. Saul and Richard Steinberg},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
One hour active-engagement tutorials using microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) equipment were substituted for traditional problem-solving recitations in introductory calculus-based mechanics classes for engineering students at the University of Maryland. The results of two specific tutorials, one on the concept of instantaneous velocity and one on Newton’s third law were probed by using standard multiple-choice questions and a free-response final exam question. A comparison of the results of… 

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