As the few readers I have know, currently I am nearing the end of my studies for my MEd at Post University. In accordance with the requirements of the program and as a massive exercise on learning I am producing an online course in conceptual physics. My own non-school specific version of the course will be available for free for anyone that wants to enroll and is willing to participate. Just click the link to The Study above what you’re reading now. If you look there you can see that it’s clearly still being built, but don’t worry when its ready I will bother everyone to take it. Anyway, here is the abstract to that project’s plan:
This plan is for an online course in conceptual physics suitable to meet the requirements of an undergraduate curriculum. Research has shown that multimedia and online content can do a great deal to enhance a physics classroom and the maturation of Web 2.0 technologies make it clear that the internet is a huge part of the future of education. Many classrooms have successfully made the jump into fully online learning environments (indeed, there are entire college programs that are completely online). One type that has been somewhat lagging in this trend is physics and this project represents an initial foray into the medium and a proof of concept for teaching science successfully over the web.
Currently guest access to the course is enabled but I am unable to disable the password requirement (I’m sure that it can be done, just have to figure it out). Until I get that off of there you can log in with “physics is the bomb”. Please note that as a guest all you can do is look at things, in order to reap the benefits of taking the course, having your progress tracked and taking the quizzes and tests you must enroll. The more people that enroll and take the entire course the better the data on the course’s effectiveness that I can get. This means that with more data I can make better design decisions and better courses. I would like this so please help.
The course is largely already designed. However, the plans are all on my computer and in my head. Over the next eight weeks or so I will be furiously developing and implementing content. Until then please enjoy watching me build the thing, feedback is always encouraged.