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written by Raina Khatri, Charles R. Henderson, Renee Cole, and Jeff Froyd
The PhET Interactive Simulations are well-known resources that originated in physics and are now used in multiple science disciplines. Many new educational innovations are developed but do not find a large audience--PhET, however, has been successful in becoming widely-used. This is the first of several planned case studies of widely-used educational innovations to characterize the strategies used by principle investigators (PIs) to promote widespread use of their innovation. We collected multiple sources of data, including interviews with the original developers, relevant publications, and documents released by the PhET team over the years. We analyzed the interview data and documents using a predetermined lens and constructed a narrative of key events and strategies. We found the PhET team refined and solidified the simulations after a period of pilot testing, and additional funding prompted new phases of propagation. With these results we refined our framework of successful propagation. The results of this work may help future PIs design a propagation plan for their innovation.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 205-208
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Rights Holder:
American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.pr.039
NSF Number:
1122446
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Dissemination, Educational Change, Higher Education, PERC 2013
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R. Khatri, C. Henderson, R. Cole, and J. Froyd, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13163&DocID=3710).
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R. Khatri, C. Henderson, R. Cole, and J. Froyd, Over One Hundred Million Simulations Delivered: A Case Study of the PhET Interactive Simulations, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13163&DocID=3710>.
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Khatri, R., Henderson, C., Cole, R., & Froyd, J. (2013, July 17-18). Over One Hundred Million Simulations Delivered: A Case Study of the PhET Interactive Simulations. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved September 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13163&DocID=3710
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Khatri, R, C. Henderson, R. Cole, and J. Froyd. "Over One Hundred Million Simulations Delivered: A Case Study of the PhET Interactive Simulations." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13163&DocID=3710 (accessed 30 September 2014).
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Khatri, Raina, Charles Henderson, Renee Cole, and Jeffrey Froyd. "Over One Hundred Million Simulations Delivered: A Case Study of the PhET Interactive Simulations." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 205-208 of PER Conference. 30 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13163&DocID=3710>.
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