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LCphysX: Teaching Undergraduate Physics Majors Multi- Media Science Communication Skills for Public Outreach
written by Shannon O'Leary and Parvaneh Abbaspour
LCphysX is a web-based platform designed with the primary purpose of teaching undergraduate physics majors in upper-level laboratory courses multi-media science communication skills for engaging in public outreach. Compelling arguments have recently been made for the need to train future scientists to engage with a popular audience using digital media. Developed in partnership with Lewis & Clark College's (LC) Library Digital Initiatives team, LCphysX features short student-produced videos that present projects and experiments from upper-level lab courses to a popular audience. LC's unique Advanced Laboratory course provides students with the opportunity to design, build, and test their own physics projects, and for many students, their project is the main cumulative achievement of their physics education. Indexed, searchable videos on the LCphysX website permanently archive LC physics projects and serve as pedagogical reference points and inspiration for physics faculty and students at LC and beyond. In addition, as the Advanced Laboratory course is a requirement for the LC physics major, all physics graduates will leave LC with an active "link" for their resumé that showcases their technical achievements, as well as their ability to communicate scientific ideas. Assessment of LCphysX's effectiveness in engaging the public will include feedback solicited from high school students across the United States.
2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College
Part of the BFY Conference series
College Park, MD: July 22-24, 2015
Pages 72-75
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Education Foundations
- Communication
Education Practices
- Curriculum Development
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- Technology
= Multimedia
- Upper Undergraduate
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/bfy.2015.pr.018
PACSs:
01.20.+x
01.30.Xx
01.50.Qb
Keywords:
BFY 2015, electronic media, laboratory course design, public outreach, science communication
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S. O'Leary and P. Abbaspour, presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, 2015, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13810&DocID=4231).
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S. O'Leary and P. Abbaspour, LCphysX: Teaching Undergraduate Physics Majors Multi- Media Science Communication Skills for Public Outreach, presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, 2015, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13810&DocID=4231>.
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O'Leary, S., & Abbaspour, P. (2015, July 22-24). LCphysX: Teaching Undergraduate Physics Majors Multi- Media Science Communication Skills for Public Outreach. Paper presented at 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD. Retrieved July 25, 2017, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13810&DocID=4231
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O'Leary, Shannon, and Parvaneh Abbaspour. "LCphysX: Teaching Undergraduate Physics Majors Multi- Media Science Communication Skills for Public Outreach." Paper presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, July 22-24, 2015. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13810&DocID=4231 (accessed 25 July 2017).
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O'Leary, Shannon, and Parvaneh Abbaspour. "LCphysX: Teaching Undergraduate Physics Majors Multi- Media Science Communication Skills for Public Outreach." 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College. College Park, MD: 2015. 72-75 of BFY Conference. 25 July 2017 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13810&DocID=4231>.
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