Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS)



First Advisor

Dr. Edgar Corpuz

Second Advisor

Ma Aileen Corpuz

Third Advisor

Dr. Nicolas Pereyra


The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the use of collaborative work activities in online physics courses as perceived by students. Nearly identical surveys were administered at the beginning and end of two semesters to ascertain student perception on the impact of the utilization on their level of interest, participation, performance as well as teamwork skills. The results show that the majority of the population tested strongly agree that collaborative work had significant effect on all core areas tested, and they support the notion that it should be further utilized in both lecture and lab portions of the course. Testing on the data suggests that the group impacted the most were those deemed “low achieving”.


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