About the PER User's Guide

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The PER User's Guide is a web resource for physics educators to learn how to teach more effectively by applying the results of physics education research (PER) and teaching methods based on these results. Research in the field of PER has made enormous advances in understanding how students learn physics most effectively and in developing teaching methods that apply this understanding to achieve improved student learning. The goal of this site is to provide a synthesis of decades of physics education research in a format that is easy for busy physics instructors to understand and apply.

The PER User's Guide website is provided by the American Association of Physics Teachers. It is supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation and their National Science Digital Library. Opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the AAPT or NSF.

Principal Investigator / Managing Editor
Sarah "Sam" McKagan - AAPT
Co-Principal Investigators
Bruce Mason - AAPT
Beth Cunningham - AAPT
Editorial Board
Dan Crowe, Loudoun County Public Schools Academy of Science
Tom Carter, College of Dupage
Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado at Boulder
Charles Henderson, Western Michigan University
Ian Beatty, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Steve Pollock, University of Colorado at Boulder
Duane Merrell, Brigham Young University
Advisory Board
Physics Education Research Leadership and Organizing Council (PERLOC)
Technical Staff
Lyle Barbato - Technical Lead - University of Oklahoma
Matt Riggsbee - Web Designer - AAPT

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