Lab on the Web - Looking at Different Ways of Experiencing Electronic Experiments
Journal article, 2006
Students who perform a laboratory exercise via the Internet display decisive differences in how they approach this resource: either as just a way to gather data, as illustrations of theory or as a tool for reflection and testing of hypotheses. From more than 200 written student log books, student interviews and video recorded lab sessions we conclude that the students' approaches to measurements conducted through the Internet are very similar to that of measurements conducted with the students present in local classroom labs. Possible measures to support students in adopting a desirable approach to measurements are discussed.