Assessment of Physlet Use:  Student Perceptions

Harder because novice approaches are less successful.

"For physlets, one not only needs to figure out what to do, but what information he/she needs to do it with.  The textbook most of the time simply gives one the information needed to solve the problem."

"Itís hard to know where to begin when you have to extrapolate all data."

"They are a lot harder because the data often times does not seem to lend to a possible formula w/ a solution."

"Interactive problems are more conceptual, textbook problems are more formula oriented and number crunchers. "