Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 12:46:20 -0500

Author: "Ramon O. Torres-Isea"

Subject: Re: Web-based PreLabs

Post:

Andy,

May I suggest you incorporate the Prelabs right in the lab manuals.
Having them web based might required extra administration and the
students can always claim that "for some reason" they could not access
the web page (i.e., the computer broke, the network was down, my modem
did not work right).

Here at Iowa we have incorporated them in the lab manuals. The students
are required to turn them in when they come in the lab. They are worth
10% of their grade for that lab experiment. It works real well and we
still
have not heard the old excuse (i.e., "the dog ate it").

Ramon O. Torres-Isea
Coordinator, Physics Laboratories.
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
The University of Iowa.

Phone: 319-335-1754

Andy Graham wrote:
>
> Hi Roger,
>
> Our campus is going WebCT in a big way. We are having regular
> workshops here to help the faculty and staff get up to speed. I can
> send you the name of the person in charge. He's very helpful, and I'm
> sure he would be willing to answer any questions. I'm planning to use
> it to create prelabs that are web-based required reading. I'm tired of
> students getting to lab without reading over the lab write-up.
>
> andy
>
> On Fri, 28 Apr 2000 08:30:49 -0700 Roger Key
> wrote:
>
> > Tappers:
> >
> > We're considering using WEBASSIGN (http://www.webassign.net) but the cost
> > is just a little high for us and I thought some of you might know if another
> > similar system. Any suggestions? The prof who wants it prefers to host
> > it locally, instead of on a subscription server. Any comments on any system
> > you might be using are appreciated as well.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > - Roger
> > =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=
> > Roger Key rogerk@csufresno.edu
> > California State University, Fresno phone 559-278-2728
> > Department of Physics MH#37 paper fax 559-278-7741
> > 2345 E San Ramon Ave
> > Fresno CA 93740-8031
> >
> > Physics Department Web Page: http://physics.csufresno.edu
> > Downing Planetarium Web Page: http://www.Downing-Planetarium.org
> > Physics Instructional Resource Association: http://www.pira.nu
> >
>
> ----------------------
> Andrew J. Graham
> grahamaj@appstate.edu
> Physics and Astronomy
> Appalachian State University

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