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Kenneth C. Walsh

Senior Instructor I
Director of Project BoxSand and the Lightboard Studio
Vice President of the Oregon American Association of Physics Teachers
Department of Physics

Kenneth C. Walsh

Senior Instructor I
Director of Project BoxSand and the Lightboard Studio
Vice President of the Oregon American Association of Physics Teachers
Department of Physics

Background

Education

Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2010, Physics

B.S., Oregon State University, 2003, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Research

Project BoxSand (OSU): Developed proof-of-concept online resource for delivery of the topic of forces. This project explores whether students can learn from open source online content without the proprietary textbook. The site tracks when and what content students access to learn about how they engage with the site.

Publications

  • OSU Physics Department Colloquium, OSU: Invited Speaker, “Confessions of a Former Lecturer: Evidence-based Reform in the Introductory Physics Sequence” (Fall 2017)
  • American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting, Cincinnati, OH: Contributed Talk, “Project BoxSand: Educational Data Mining and Student Web Behavior” (Summer 2017)
  • Math 11x Course Reform Committee, OSU: Invited presenter, “Flipped Classroom Model for Large Traditional Lectures” (Winter 2017)

Awards

  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Awardee Oregon State University 2017/2018 Award given to faculty who devote a significant amount of time to teaching and are dedicated to innovative teaching, high standards for rigor, and exceptional efforts to ensure a quality education
  • Action Research Fellowship III ESTEME Group, Oregon State University 2017/2018 Project BoxSand: “Development of a Longitudinal Educational Data Mining Study on Student Engagement with BoxSand.org Online Resources”
  • Integrated Learning Resource Center Colloquium Academic Technology, Oregon State University 2017