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Abstract Title: POOLkits: Applying Object-Oriented Principles to Physics Object-Oriented Learning
Abstract: Object-oriented development depends upon the creation of generic pieces that can be built into more complex parts.  The process of teaching of physics concepts often parallels that of object-oriented design.  Capitalizing on that parallel, the techniques of object-oriented software engineering are applied to the development of physics learning modules.  Each learning object consists of observable quantities, such as the physical properties of an item and operators that act on it, such as force.   Additionally, each object can include an assessment operator that evaluates the impact of the learning object on student comprehension.

The physics object-oriented learning kits (POOLkits) will be developed to enhance student understanding of physics concepts, as well as, build a framework for developing a software object based on the physics concept.   As with software objects, POOLkits can be extended as physics knowledge expands.  POOLkits may also enhance the object-oriented programming capabilities of physics students.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Thomas James Kassebaum
The Ohio State University
1090 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-247-6695
and Co-Presenter(s)
Gordon J. Aubrecht, The Ohio State University - Marion

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