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written by Noah S. Podolefsky, Wendy K. Adams, and Carl E. Wieman
We examine student choices while using PhET computer simulations (sims) to learn physics content. In interviews, students were given questions from the Force Concept Inventory (FCI)1 and were allowed to choose from 12 computer simulations in order to answer these questions. We investigate students' choices when answering FCI questions with sims. We find that while students' initially choose sims that match problem situations at a surface level, deeper connections may be noticed by students later on. These results inform us on how people may choose education resources when learning on their own.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 229-232
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3266722
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0817582
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
FCI, PERC 2009, PhET, computer simulations, computer simulations, force concept inventory, physics education research, student choice, surface features
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N. Podolefsky, W. Adams, and C. Wieman, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9490&DocID=1364).
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N. Podolefsky, W. Adams, and C. Wieman, Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9490&DocID=1364>.
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Podolefsky, N., Adams, W., & Wieman, C. (2009, July 29-30). Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved August 29, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9490&DocID=1364
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Podolefsky, N, W. Adams, and C. Wieman. "Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9490&DocID=1364 (accessed 29 August 2014).
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Podolefsky, Noah S., Wendy Adams, and Carl Wieman. "Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 229-232 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 29 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9490&DocID=1364>.
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