Gary Gladding presenting at a 2014 conference for physics teachers

PER group

Our group includes members from both the Physics Department and the School of Education.

Papers and Talks

1/24/2020
Effect of presentation style and problem-solving attempts on metacognition and learning from solution videos

Jason W. Morphew, Gary E. Gladding, and Jose P. Mestre
Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16, 010104 – Published 24 January 2020


12/31/2019
Effect of online practice exams on student performance
Zhang, M, A. Engel, T. Stelzer, and J. Morphew. "Effect of online practice exams on student performance." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019.

7/25/2019
AAPT Presentations: Summer 2019

Presentations made by the Illinois PER group at the 2019 American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting and Physics Education Research Conference, held in Provo, UT July 20-25.


12/31/2018
"Eureka!" "That's funny...": Problematization and value in two classroom epiphanies

G. Ehrlich and M. Selen, "Eureka!" "That's funny...": Problematization and value in two classroom epiphanies, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, .


12/31/2018
Effective Grain-Size of Mastery-Style Online Homework Levels

B. Gutmann, N. Schroeder, and T. Stelzer, Effective Grain-Size of Mastery-Style Online Homework Levels, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, .


7/26/2018
AAPT Presentations: Summer 2018

Presentations made by the Illinois PER group at the 2018 American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting and Physics Education Research Conference, held in Washington, DC July 28-August 2.


5/18/2018
Mastery-style homework exercises in introductory physics courses: Implementation matters
Brianne Gutmann, Gary Gladding, Morten Lundsgaard, and Timothy Stelzer
Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 14, 010128 – Published 18 May 2018
1/6/2018
AAPT Presentations: Winter 2018

Presentations given at the 2018 American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, held in San Diego, CA, January 6-9.


10/4/2017
Investigating the use of mastery-style online homework exercises in introductory algebra-based mechanics in a controlled clinical study

William R. Evans and Mats A. Selen
Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 13, 020119 (2017) - Published 4 October 2017


7/27/2017
2017 PERC Poster: Impact of experience and equipment on student responses to open-ended dorm room experiments

Poster presented at the 2017 Physics Education Research Conference (PERC) describing the effects of lesson design on the choices students make while doing at-home physics experiments.


6/20/2017
FFPER poster presentation: Same data, different conclusions: Comparison of inquiry and validation laboratory instruction on student interpretation of data

Poster presented at the Foundations and Frontiers in Physics Education Research (FFPER) 2017 conference describing effects of skills-focused lab instruction on student data analysis strategies and the conclusions they reach.


11/30/2016
Student attitudes in a new hybrid design-based introductory physics laboratory

K. Ansell and M. Selen, Student attitudes in a new hybrid design-based introductory physics laboratory, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14188&DocID=4540>.


7/20/2016
2016 PERC Poster: Challenging engineering students to think critically in a new flipped, design-based introductory physics laboratory

Poster presented at the 2016 Physics Education Research Conference describing laboratory reform efforts in introductory calculus-based mechanics and some preliminary results.


7/27/2015
William R. Evans AAPT 2015

This is a supplemental information page for the research I am presenting at the 2015 AAPT Summer Meeting regarding clinical studies investigating the use of mastery-style online homework in introductory physics classes. 


7/25/2015
2015 PERC Poster: Student see or student do? Comparing video demonstrations and hands-on experiences in online instruction

Poster presented at the 2015 Physics Education Research Conference describing a clinical study probing the effectiveness of describing before exploring vs exploring before describing as physics instructional methods.


7/24/2015
Noah's Poster Supplements

Landing page for Noah's 2015 Poster Supplements


4/21/2015
Certified two-way sources-initiated transfer

Selen, M. A., Stelzer, T. J. (2008) U.S. Patent CA 2576495 A1. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


2/2/2015
Narrated animated solution videos in a mastery setting

N. Schroeder, G. Gladding, B. Gutmann, and T. Stelzer. "Narrated animated solution videos in a mastery setting", Phys.Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 11, 010103. (2015)


10/13/2014
Physics exam preparation: A comparison of three methods

W. Fakcharoenphol and T. Stelzer "Physics exam preparation: A comparison of three methods" Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10, 010108 (2014)


1/1/2013
Toward a model of transfer as sense-making

**Nokes-Malach, T.J. & Mestre, J.P. (2013). Educational Psychologist, 48 (#3) 184-207.


1/1/2012
Impact of a short intervention on novices' categorization criteria

Docktor, J.L, Mestre, J.P. & Ross, B.H. (2012). Physical Review-Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 8 (#2) 020102 (11 pages).


1/1/2012
Practice makes (nearly) perfect: Solving "students & professors"-type problems

Christianson, K., Mestre, J.P., & Luke, S.G. (2012).  Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, 810-822.


1/1/2012
Proceedings of the 2011 Physics Education Research Conference

Henderson, C., Barthelemy, R., Finkelstein, N. D., & Mestre, J. P. (2012). Physics Education Research funding census. In N. S. Rebello, P. V. Engelhardt, & C. Singh (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2011 Physics Education Research Conference (pp. 211-214). Melville NY: American Institute of Physics. doi:10.1063/1.3680032.


1/1/2011
What students learn when studying physics practice exam problems

Phys. Rev. ST Physics Ed. Research 7, 010107 (2011)


1/1/2011
Connecting symbolic difficulties with failure in physics.

Torigoe, E.T.; Gladding, G.E..  American Journal of Physics, v 79, n 1, p 133-40, Jan. 2011


1/1/2011
The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 55: Cognition in Education

Mestre, J.P. & Ross, B.H. (Eds.).  (Academic Press: San Diego CA) 313 pages (2011).


1/1/2010
Change blindness as a means of studying expertise in physics

Journal of the Learning Sciences, 19(#4), 480-505


1/1/2010
Eye-gaze patterns as students study worked-out examples in mechanics.

Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education


1/1/2010
Impact of multimedia learning module on an introductory course on electricity and magnetism

T. Stelzer, D. Brookes, G. Gladding, and, J. Mestre. "Impact of multimedia learning module on an introductory course on electricity and magnetism," American Journal of Physics 78 755 (2010).


1/1/2010
6/2/2008
Comparing the efficacy of multimedia modules with traditional textbooks for the learning of introductory physics content

T. Stelzer, G. Gladding, J. Mestre and D. Brookes. "Comparing the efficacy of multimedia modules with traditional textbooks for the learning of introductory physics content," American Journal of Physics 77 184 (2009)


1/1/2008
A New Use for Multimedia Learning in Introductory Physics

American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Conference


6/1/2007
6/1/2007
Symbols: Weapons of Math Destruction

AAPT Summer Meeting, Greensboro, NC


6/1/2007
1/1/2007
Reading Time as Evidence for Mental Models in Understanding Physics

2007 Physics Education Research Conference, AIP Conf. Proceedings


1/1/2007
Expert-Novice Differences on a Recognition Memory Test of Physics Diagrams

2007 Physics Education Research Conference, AIP Conf. Proceedings


1/1/2007
Explicit Reflection in an Introductory Physics Course

2007 Physics Education Research Conference, AIP Conf. Proceedings


1/1/2007
Symbols: Weapons of Math Destruction

2007 Physics Education Research Conference, AIP Conf. Proceedings


1/1/2006
1/1/2006
Same to Us, Different to Them: Numeric Computation versus Symbolic Representation

2006 Physics Education Research Conference, AIP Conf. Proceedings


1/1/2006
Coordination of knowledge in judging animated motion

Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2, 020107


1/1/2006
1/1/2006
1/1/2006
The Application of Coordination Class Theory to Students' Judgments About Animated Motion

7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


1/1/2006
Reforming Introductory Physics Courses at Illinois

Systemic Changes in Teaching at Leading Research Universities, AAPT, College Park, MD


1/1/2006
Why Do Good Students Fail Introductory Physics?

AAPT Summer Meeting: Syracuse, NY


8/1/2005
Developing a Coding Scheme

AAPT Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2005 (Contributed Talk)


8/1/2005
Mathematical Conflict in Physics: Computation vs. Representation

AAPT Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2005 (Contributed Talk)


1/1/2005
The impact of the cognitive revolution on science learning and teaching

In J.M Royer (Ed.) The Cognitive Revolution in Educational Psychology (pp. 119-164). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing


1/1/2005
1/1/2005
Introduction: Framing the transfer problem

In J. Mestre (Ed.), Transfer of Learning from a Modern Multidisciplinary Perspective (pp. vii-xxvi). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing


1/1/2005
Knowledge Representation and Coordination in the Transfer Process

In J. Mestre (Ed.), Transfer of Learning from a Modern Multidisciplinary Perspective (pp. 155-215). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing


1/1/2005
Transfer of Learning from a Modern Multidisciplinary Perspective

(393 pages). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing


1/1/2005
Is transfer ubiquitous or rare: New paradigms for studying transfer

Proceedings of the 2004 Physics Education Research Conference, Sacramento, CA


1/1/2005
Reforming Introductory Physics Courses at Research Universities

AAPT Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, (Invited Talk)


11/1/2004
Educating in Bulk: The Reform of the Introductory Physics Courses at Illinois

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, November 2004 (Colloquium)


10/1/2004
Physics 100: An Introductory Course for Under-prepared Students

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, IN, October 2004 (Contributed Talk)


10/1/2004
Education in Bulk: The Introductory Physics Course Revisions at Illinois

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 2004 (Seminar)


8/1/2004
Studying the Effect of Interactive Examples on Introductory Physics Courses

AAPT Meeting, Sacramento, CA, August 2004 (Contributed Talk)


8/1/2004
Correlating Student Use of Follow-up Questions with Class Performance

AAPT Meeting, Sacramento, CA, August 2004 (Contributed Talk)


8/1/2004
Improving Student Engagement Using Electronic Classroom Polling

AAPT Meeting, Sacramento, CA, August 2004 (Contributed Talk)


8/1/2004
Student Difficulties with Equations in Physics

AAPT Meeting, Sacramento, CA, August 2004 (Contributed Talk)


4/1/2004
Evaluating Multiple-Choice Exams in Large Introductory Physics Courses

ISAAPT Spring Meeting, Urbana, IL, April 2004 (Contributed Talk)


4/1/2004
Student Difficulties with Equations in Physics

ISAAPT Spring Meeting, Urbana, IL, April 2004 (Contributed Talk)


4/1/2004
Student Confusion Hidden from the Instructor

ISAAPT Spring Meeting, Urbana, IL, April 2004 (Contributed Talk)


1/1/2004
1/1/2004
Implications of Learning Research for Teaching Science to Non-Science Majors

SENCER Backgrounder (published online)see: http://www.sencer.net/pdfs/Backgrounders/ImplicationsofLearningResearchforTeachingScience.pdf


1/1/2004
The dependence of knowledge deployment on context among physics novices

In E. Redish & M. Vicentini (Eds.), Proceedings of the International School of Physics ?Enrico Fermi?, Course CLVI, Research on Physics Education (pp. 367-408). Amsterdam: IOS Press


1/1/2004
A Coordination Class Analysis of Judgments about Animated Motion

Proceedings of the 2003 Physics Education Research Conference, Madison, WI. Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics


11/1/2003
Organizational Change: An Unnatural Act

Physics Course Conference, Arlington, VA November 2003 (Invited Talk)


8/1/2003
Assessing Web-based Homework Using Student Log Data

AAPT Meeting, Madison, WI, August 2003 (Contributed Talk)


8/1/2003
Educating in Bulk: The Introductory Physics Course Revisions at Illinois

AAPT Meeting, Madison, WI, August 2003 (Invited Talk)


8/1/2003
Improving Interactive Examples

AAPT Meeting, Madison, WI, August 2003 (Contributed Talk)


8/1/2003
The Reliability and Validity of Multiple-Choice Exams in Large Introductory Courses

AAPT Meeting, Madison, WI, August 2003 (Contributed Talk)


1/1/2003
Interactive Examples: Can Students Learn Concept-Based Problem Solving on the Web

AAPT Meeting, Austin, TX, January 2003 (Invited Talk)


1/1/2003
1/1/2003
Transfer of Learning: Issues and Research Agenda

National Science Foundation Report #NSF03-212. 27 pages


1/1/2003
Minds On Physics: Advanced Topics in Mechanics-Teacher's Guide

(431 pp.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing


1/1/2003
Improving Interactive Examples Utilizing Student Data

AAPT Meeting, Austin, TX, January 2003 (Contributed Talk)


7/1/2002
Reforming Introductory Physics: The Illinois Experience

Cottrell Scholar Conference, Tucson, AZ, July 2002


1/1/2002
The effect of web-based homework on test performance in large enrollment introductory physics courses

Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 21(3), 229-251


1/1/2002
1/1/2002
Applying the science of learning to the education of prospective science teachers

In R.W. Bybee (Ed.), Learning Science and the Science of Learning (pp. 13-22). Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association


1/1/2002
Minds On Physics: Complex Systems-Teacher's Guide

(404 pp.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing


8/1/2001
The Evolution of Web-Based Activities in Physics at Illinois

Forum on Education of the Am. Phys. Soc., 7-8 (Fall 2001)


1/1/2001
Minds On Physics: Complex Systems-Activities & Reader

(252 pp.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing