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Abstract Title: Evaluation work for QuVis: The Quantum Mechanics Visualization project
Abstract: Since 2009 we have been developing and evaluating visualizations and animations for the teaching and learning of quantum mechanics concepts at university level [Kohnle et al., Am. J. Phys., 80, 148 (2012)]. This poster describes the evaluation work guiding the design and content of the animations. Evaluation includes student questionnaires, a diagnostic survey to evaluate learning gains, observation sessions with a small number of student volunteers and observations during a teaching session in which students interact with animations. In this poster, we present multi-year data showing substantial learning gains on topics that had been covered in the animations by students that had used the animations compared with students that had not. We show the changes we have made in a single animation over a period of three years due to evaluation outcomes.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Antje Kohnle
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom, Non U.S. KY16 9SS
Phone: 0044 1334 463195
Fax: 0044 1334 463104
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Donatella Cassettari, Tom Edwards, Aleksejs Fomins,
Alastair Gillies, Christopher Hooley, Natalia Korolkova and Bruce Sinclair

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews

Contributed Poster

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