|dc.description.abstract||The objective of this research is to present a collaborative inquiry based learning activity in physics laboratory which students can perform activity as pre-class, in-class and after-class environment, and aim to assist students in the procedures of experimental design, data collection, data analysis and discussion and to promote the interactive and participation by using probing device. These activities are designed to provide a collaborative inquiry learning environment for students, and to reduce the burden of preparation for the teachers
Before classroom, a key characteristic of this activity is the creation of a feedback loop between the classroom and the Web using Internet “Warm Up” assignments that are due prior to class time. By examining student responses to Warm Up exercises before class, faculty members can determine the level of understanding, prior knowledge, and misconceptions that students bring to class. Classroom time can then be spent addressing these misconceptions while discussing course content. In the classroom setting, it adopts collaborative inquiry digital environment to enhance students’ interaction within a group by the handheld devices. And in this activity we provide a mechanism in PDA which show-and-tell students’ concept.
For these purpose, the pre-class web site by using JiTT. And in-class activity with the mechanism of concept monitoring are designed and implemented. The system assists students in achieving pre-class collaborative learning. The teacher can get the feedback from students’ pre-class mission through web site. And in class, it helps students face-to-face interact and collaboratively achieve group mission through wireless network.
According to evaluations of this study, the pre-class web site with concept monitoring and in-class activity with Miguel’s method is helpful to enhance students’ interaction and learning. Furthermore, the system aids students in achieving the sequential assignment efficiently. Finally, future improvement suggestions are proposed.||en_US|