Learning problem-solving skills in a distance education physics course

G J Rampho, M Z Ramorola
2017 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
In this paper we present the results of a study on the effectiveness of combinations of delivery modes of distance education in learning problem-solving skills in a distance education introductory physics course. A problem-solving instruction with the explicit teaching of a problem-solving strategy and worked-out examples were implemented in the course. The study used the ex post facto research design with stratified sampling to investigate the effect of the learning of a problem-solving
more » ... blem-solving strategy on the problem-solving performance. The number of problems attempted and the mean frequency of using a strategy in solving problems in the three course presentation modes were compared. The finding of the study indicated that combining the different course presentation modes had no statistically significant effect in the learning of problem-solving skills in the distance education course.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/905/1/012019 fatcat:3qk5stxxtrdg7jzlqp7wgpp6zq