Mr. Stefan Altherr
University of Kaiserslautern, Departement of Physics
address: Erwin Schrödingerstrasse, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
phone: (+49) 631-205-3156
fax: (+49) 631-205-3677
Contribution: Altherr,S., Jodl, H.J.: Developing Videos for an Introductory Course on Physics - Examples and Experiences for Motivation, Demonstration and Exercises
content: Other fields
methods: Lecture or related methods
school level: University
type of communication: oral
Since 1997 the University of Kaiserslautern provides an introductory course on majoring physics for distance learners. Because experiments are of great importance in teaching such a course we replaced lecture experiments by multimedia material.
Since we did not find good material (besides standard topics) and since we realised, that students have problems in understanding certain topics, we started developing videos for teaching physics by ourselves. We will present several examples and comment our experience with those in this course.