SimInsights: Sandbox for Adaptive Collaborative Learning on High School and College Introductory Physics
Zhou Zhou, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States ; Michael Town, University Prepatory Academy, United States ; London Jenks, Hot Springs County School District #1, United States ; Rajesh Jha, SimInsights, Inc., United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper describes the design and theoretical foundation of SimInsights, a suite of inquiry-based physics simulations for high school and college students. With SimInsights, teachers can design collaborative learning activities that are customized to meet various instructional and student needs. The learning model integrated in SimInsights is flexibly adaptive and proven to be highly effective based on concurrent instructional design theories. Two case studies from real high school classrooms are discussed to showcase in what ways SimInsights can be conveniently embedded in the instruction to create authentic and motivating learning experience for the students. The paper is summarized with gains from the case studies and future directions of SimInsights.
Zhou, Z., Town, M., Jenks, L. & Jha, R. (2012). SimInsights: Sandbox for Adaptive Collaborative Learning on High School and College Introductory Physics. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 512-517). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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