Why this is research

Leslie Schneider, the program manager for InterLACE, stopped by to observe our physics classes today.  I asked the students to give some feedback on InterLACE and contrast it with what they have seen in traditional ‘lecture’ style science classes.  The students overall seemed quite pleased with this teaching style.  When we asked them what was wrong or needed with the software, they have substantial feedback.  In particular, a major bug error shows up whenever you cut and paste symbols from MicrosoftWord.  This is needed for the Greek letters used frequently in physics, and right now for the capitol Delta symbol, for change.

InterLACE was a rapidly evolving piece of software last year, largely based on student and teacher feedback.  So student opinions on what is needed counts!  This is a  gap in the software that we will work to rectify in the next update.