Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Open source Physics indicates a research-demonstrated benefit


there are research-demonstrated benefits in quite a few level and setting.


A project to spread the use of open source code libraries, tools, and compiled simulations for physics and other numerical simulations.  The collection includes curriculum resources that engage students in physics, computation, and computer modeling.  These resources provide students with new ways to understand, describe, explain, and predict physical phenomena.
Type of MethodCurriculum supplement, Computer simulations
LevelDesigned for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, Intermediate Undergraduate, Advanced Undergraduate, Graduate, Astronomy
Can be adapted for: High SchoolReferences coming soon, Teacher Preparation, Teacher Professional Development
SettingDesigned for: Lecture - Small (<30 alt="References coming soon" class="inlineMagIcon" height="18" img="" src="http://www.compadre.org/perug/images/sbIconResearch.png" students="" style="border: 0px; margin: -4px 0px 0px 2px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: middle;" title="References coming soon" width="17">, Lab, Homework, Studio
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)
CoverageFew topics with great depth, Many topics with less depth
TopicsMechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum, Mathematical, Astronomy
Instructor EffortLow
Resource NeedsProjector in class, Computers for student use in class, Computers for student use outside of class
SkillsDesigned for: Problem-solving skillsReferences coming soon, Conceptual understanding of physics contentReferences coming soon, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understandingReferences coming soon, Think like a scientist
Can be adapted for: Laboratory skills, Creativity, Autonomy
Research ValidationBased on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: scores on multiple choice conceptual testsReferences coming soon, scores on written conceptual testsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon
Compatible MethodsPeer InstructionPhETUW TutorialsJiTTRanking TasksILDsCGPSPhysletsContext-Rich ProblemsRealTime PhysicsWorkshop PhysicsTIPERsABP TutorialsSCALE-UPModeling,SDI LabsOST TutorialsISLEThinking ProblemsWorkbook for Introductory PhysicsLA ProgramPETPSETLEPSCAE TPSLecture-TutorialsAstro Ranking TasksMBLNew Model CourseCPUSCLTEFACU ModernCU E&MCU QMQuILTsIQPThermal Tutorials,Mechanics TutorialsEnergy ProjectSGSIParadigmsPUMEiPTools for Scientific Thinking,M&ITutorialsClickersMOP
Similar MethodsPhETPhysletsCPU
Wolfgang Christian, Douglas Brown, Francisco Esquembre