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Re-thinking physics teaching with web-based learning


Computers & Education Volume 58, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


There is extensive uptake of ICT in the teaching of science but more evidence is needed on how ICT impacts on the learning practice and the learning outcomes at the classroom level. In this study, a physics website (Getsmart) was developed using the cognitive apprenticeship framework for students at a high school in Australia. This website was designed to enhance students’ knowledge of concepts in physics. Reflexive pedagogies were used in the delivery learning materials in a blended learning environment. The students in the treatment group accessed the website over a 10 week period. Pre and post-test results of the treatment (N = 48) and comparison group (N = 32) were compared. The MANCOVA analysis showed that the web-based learning experience benefitted the students in the treatment group. It not only impacted on the learning outcomes, but qualitative data from the students suggested that it had a positive impact on their attitudes towards studying physics in a blended environment.


Chandra, V. & Watters, J.J. (2012). Re-thinking physics teaching with web-based learning. Computers & Education, 58(1), 631-640. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 9, 2023 from .

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