Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 invites 2 professors to Singapore

NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 invites 2 professors to Singapore

Itinerary

Venue: Edulab@AST 2 Malan Road Block J level 4.
Date: 25 Nov 0900-1300 Workshop beginner, 1430-1700 small group consultations
26 Nov 0900-1300 Workshop intermediate.
27Nov 0900-1300 Workshop advance, 1430-1700 small group consultations
28 Nov 0900-1300 Workshop expert and group presentation, 1430-1700 Public Lecture @NIE5-01-LT12
Cost: Free
Intended Participants: Physics Educators, Mathematical Modeling, Chemistry Molecular Modeling

Pre Workshop Flipped Day 0

Software EJS:


  1. download and unzip and click on the EjsConsole.jar file to Launch: EJS_5.01beta_141005.zip or  http://fem.um.es/EjsWiki/uploads/Download/EJS_5.01beta_141028.zip http://fem.um.es/EjsWiki/uploads/Download/EJS_5.1_141127.zip
  2. [optional] download java JRE http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index-jsp-138363.html
  3. video tutorials: http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2011/02/easy-java-simulation-tutorial.html
  4. Activity: chapter 2 worksheet by wolfgang and paco http://www.opensourcephysics.org/items/detail.cfm?ID=7306



Software Tracker:

  1. download and install and click on Tracker from the Windows Start Menu to Launch https://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/. We recommend Tracker 4.87 installer FULL installation, do not select upgrade option, Windows  Mac OS X 
  2. video tutorials playlist watch 12 analysis and 13 modeling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuYJsnhWXOw&list=PLYIwRBA8ZhdM3jqtpxj3SSxE4z5dWzrnx&index=12
  3. worksheet for students http://www.opensourcephysics.org/items/detail.cfm?ID=11705


25 Nov (Tue) Day 1 

– provide 30 pax beginners’ workshop (model simple physical systems such as spring mass with damping using EjSS) in eduLab@AST
09h00 - 09h30: Introduction to the workshop
09h30 - 11h00 Exploration of the OSP-EJS-ComPADRE Platform
  • How do OSP, EjsS, and ComPADRE work together?
  • Search, find, and run existing programs
  • ComPADRE filing cabinets and community tools
  • EjsS workspace fundamentals
  • Tracker Video Analysis Tool
  • How to package and distribute simulations

10h30 - 10h45: Break and Networking
11h15 - 13h00: Exploration of EjsS
  • Load, inspect, and run a JavaScript simulation from within EjsS
  • Step-by-step EJS tutorial
  • Modify a simulation (assistance will be given to help with the modifications)
  • Explore ComPADRE and create a personal filing cabinet
Lunch: 12:30-14:00
followed by consultation (evaluate and recommend improvements to teachers worksheets , research design and instruments)
Day 1 Afternoon
14h30 - 17h30: Independent work and consultations on curriculum design referencing some of the teachers of eduLab NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 Java Simulations for Teaching and Learning (http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/10/6th-ipsg-level-physics.html)
15h30 - 16h00: Break and Networking


26 Nov (Wed) Day 2 

– provide 30 pax intermediate workshop (model simple physical systems such as free fall with collision detection using EjSS) in eduLab@AST
09h00 - 11h00: Creating models with EJS I (good if we can situate this on some sample models available on something the teachers agree to work on? Less theory, more on stuff they want to remix?)
  • Structure of a model in EJS
  • Variables and their types.
  • Initialization, fixed relations, and custom functions
  • Introduction to the ODE editor and the Prelim code page
  • Binding model variables to view elements and controls
10h30 - 11h00 break and Networking

11h30 - 13h00 Enhancing the View
  • Elements and Properties
  • 2D Field Elements
  • 3D Elements
  • Tables and arrays
  • Cascading Style Sheets
Lunch: 12:30-14:00
Day 2 Afternoon
dialogue MOEHQ with CPDD-ETD-AST leaders-specialists.
14h30 - 16h30: Up Close Discussions on topics such as Blended-Face to Face&Online Learning, Massive Online Open courses, Open educational Resources, teacher Learning communities, Learning analytics, Technology scans etc.
  1. Brown Professor Wolfgang Christian, Founder of Open Source Physics (OSP) Projecthttp://www.compadre.org/osp/ and Elected Secretary for the National American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).
  2. Professor Francisco Esquembre (Paco), Founder of Easy Java Simulation and President of Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning (MPTL) research group. http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/pmwiki.php
  3. Sng Chern Wei, Director of Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD) 
  4. Sin Kim Ho, Deputy Director, CPDD, Sciences Branch 
  5. Kwan Yew Meng, Assistant Director, Educational Technology Division (ETD), Edulab 
  6. Goh Sao Ee, Academy of Singapore Teacher, (AST)
  7. Kwek Leong Chuan, PI Centre for Quantum Technologies, NUS
  8. Lye Sze Yee (ETD)
  9. Lee Tat Leong  (ETD)
  10. Darren Tan (CPDD)
  11. Lawrence Wee Loo Kang  (ETD)
15h30 - 16h00: Break and Networking


27 Nov (Thurs) Day 3:

– provide 30 pax (from the eariler workshops) advance (model advance physical systems such as gravitational binary planets), workshop in eduLab@AST followed by consultation (evaluate and recommend improvements to teachers worksheets, research design and instruments) to project teachers or dialogue MOEHQ with CPDD-ETD-AST senior-lead-master teacher network

09h00 - 11h00 Lecture: Creating models with EJS II (good if we can situate this on some sample models available on something the teachers agree to work on? Less theory approach and, more on stuff they want to remix?)
  • Arrays and Element Sets
  • N-dimensional ODEs
  • The ODE editor revisited (advanced parameters, error control, events, DDEs)
  • Model Elements
  • External Libraries
10h30 - 11h00 break and Networking 

Lunch: 12:30-14:00
Day 3 Afternoon
14h30 - 17h30: Independent work, consultations, and breakout sessions based on interest as well as referencing some of the teachers of eduLab NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 Java Simulations for Teaching and Learning (http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/10/6th-ipsg-level-physics.html)

15h30 - 16h00: Break and Networking

28 Nov (Fri) Day 4:

– provide 30 pax (from advance and beginners) expert (model family array of physical systems such as multiple masses using array in resonance systems) workshop eduLab@AST, PM Open Public Lecture @NIE in LT12 seating capacity of 300

09h00 - 11h00 Lecture: Curriculum Development and Distribution
  • Multi-model files and ePubs
  • Translating a simulation
  • A personal EJS Digital Library using PHP
  • Contributing to the OSP Collection
10h30 - 11h00 Break and Networking

11h00 - 12h30 Presentations by teachers and group discussion
Lunch: 12:30-14:00
Day 4 Afternoon

14h30 - 17h30: Public Lecture @NIE LT12

15h30 - 15h45: Break and Networking





https://docs.google.com/a/moe.edu.sg/spreadsheets/d/1rvAF3NfdA-PrERE7BCOnF_R1p8flzamRZEfgGs_tVgs/edit#gid=342973196

I would like to publicise and arrange for dialogue-talk(2 hours) or Easy Java Simulation-Open Source Physics workshop (4 hours) with 2 professors that are our collaborators, invited to Singapore during our visit to MPTL18 conference Madrid Spain, co-funded by edulab project NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 Java simulations for teaching and learning and AST professional development fund.

Date: 25 to 28 November 2014
Venue: Edulab@AST 2 Malan Road Block J level 4.
Time: 0900-1300 or 1300-1700
  1. Brown Professor Wolfgang Christian, Founder of Open Source Physics (OSP) Project http://www.compadre.org/osp/ and Elected Secretary for the National American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).
  2. Professor Francisco Esquembre (Paco), Founder of Easy Java Simulation and President of Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning (MPTL) research group. http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/pmwiki.php

Their CV are below:

Wolfgang Christian


Brown Professor of Physics
Davidson College, Box 6926
Davidson, NC 28035

Education

  • Ph.D.: 1976, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Dissertation: The Determination of Particle Size Distributions By Small Angle Forward Scattering. Mentor: Dr. Edward Manring 
  • B.S. with Honors: 1970, North Carolina State University at Raleigh (Major: Physics; Minor: Mathematics) 

Davidson College Appointment History


  • Physics Dept. Chair 2010 to Present 
  • Brown Professor of Physics 2002 to Present 
  • Professor 1993 to 2002 
  • Davidson Physics Computation Center Director 1991 to Present 
  • Associate Professor 1986 to 1993 
  • Assistant Professor 1983 to 1986 

Service/Honors/Awards

  • Elected Secretary for the national American Association of Physics Teachers, 2012. Term of service 2013-15. 
  • Elected NC Section American Association of Physics Teachers, Vice-President, President-Elect, President, and Past-President 2009-2015. 
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science SPORE Award, 2011. 
  • Pegram Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Physics in the Southeast by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, 2009. 
  • Computation and Computer-Based Instruction Gordon Research Conference vice-chair and chair, 2004-08 
  • UCES Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Science Award, 2007. 
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2006. Citation: “For his years of dedication and significant contributions to the use of computers in undergraduate physics education, especially for his creation, design and effective use of interactive curricular materials.” 
  • APS Forum on Education Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect. Chair, and Past-Chair. 2001-2004 
  • APS Ad-Hoc committee to establish the APS Excellence in Physics Education Award, 2003-07. Raised $120,000 to endow this award. 
  • American Association of Physics Teachers Award for Distinguished Service, 2003. 

Books

  • Open Source Physics: A User’s Guide with Examples, Wolfgang Christian, Addison-Wesley, (2007) 
  • An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods : Applications to Physical System 3rd edition, Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, and Wolfgang Christian, Addison-Wesley, (2007) 
  • Physlet Quantum Physics, Mario Belloni, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox, Prentice Hall (2006) 
  • Physlet Physics Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni, Prentice Hall, (2004) 
  • Physlets. Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni, Prentice Hall, (2001) 
  • Just In Time Teaching. G. Novak. , E. T. Patterson, A. Gavrin, and W. Christian, Prentice Hall (1999) 
  • Waves and Optics: Vol. 9 of the Computational Physics Upper Level Software, CUPS, series. W. Christian, A. Antonelli, S. Fischer, B. James, R. Giles. John Wiley (1995). 

Foreign Language Editions and Adaptations

  • פיזיקה גרסה עברית דר' דוד פונדק, דר' סעיד מחאג'נה, מר שאדי עסקלה המכללה האקדמית להנדסה אורט בראודה Multi-Representational Electromagnetics: Interactive Illustrations, Explorations, and Problems for Introductory Physics, Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, Arie Maharshak, and David Pundak. (2008) 
  • פיזיקה גרסה עברית דר' דוד פונדק, דר' סעיד מחאג'נה, מר שאדי עסקלה המכללה האקדמית להנדסה אורט בראודה Multi-Representational Mechanics: Physlet® Physics: Interactive Illustrations, Explorations, and Problems for Introductory Physics, Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and David Pundak. (2006). 
  • Physik mit Physlets, Frank Scheickert, Peter Krahmer, Alfred Nussbaumer, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni (2006). 
  • Fizika s Fizleti: Interaktivne predstavitve in raziskave za uvod v fiziko, Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Saša Divjak (2006). 
  • Fislets: Enseñanza de la Física con Material Interactivo, por Francisco Esquembre, Ernesto Martín, Wolfgang Christian y Mario Belloni. Prentice-Hall, España, ISBN:84-205-3781-0, (2004). 

Recent Publications (Computer Related)

  1. M. Belloni. and W, Christian, “Tumbling: from Rally Cars to Toast,” The Physics Teacher, 50 (7) pp. 427 (2012). 
  2. Carlos A. Jara, Francisco Esquembre, Wolfgang Christian, Francisco A. Candelas, Fernando Torres, Sebastián Dormido, “A new 3D visualization Java framework based on physics principles,” Computer Physics Communications, 183, pp. 231-244 (2012). 
  3. Christian, W., F. Esquembre, and L. Barbado, “Open Source Physics,” Science 25, Vol. 334 no. 6059 p1077-1078 (2011). 
  4. Belloni, M., W. Christian, and F. Esquembre, “Aligning EJS Simulations from the ComPADRE OSP Collection with the United States High School Physics Teaching Standards,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Hands-on Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia. ISBN 9778-989-95095-7-3 (2011). 
  5. W. Christian and J. Tobochnik, “Editorial: Augmenting AJP articles with computer simulations,” Am. J. Phys. 78 (9), pp. 885-886 (2010). 
  6. W. Christian, “Guest Editorial: Augmenting TPT papers with computer simulations,” The Physics Teacher, 48 (6), 362 (2010). 
  7. W. Christian and J. Tobochnik, “Editorial: Augmenting AJP articles with computer simulations,” Am. J. Phys. 78 (9), pp. 885-886 (2010). 
  8. W. Christian, F. Esquembre, and B. Mason, “Easy Java Simulations and the ComPADRE OSP Collection,” Il Nuovo Cimento C 33, pp. 33-42 (2010) 
  9. F. Esquembre, W. Christian, and B. Mason, “Workshop on Easy Java Simulations,” Il Nuovo Cimento C 33, 77-88 (2010) “Editorial: Computation and Computer-based Instruction.” Wolfgang Christian and Bradley Ambrose. Am. J. Phys. 76, pp. 293-294 (2008). 
  10. Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian., “Time Development in Quantum Mechanics Using a Reduced Hilbert Space Approach,” Am. J. Phys. 76, pp. 385-392 (2008). 
  11. Francisco Esquembre and Wolfgang Christian, ‘Ordinary Differential Equations”, in Dynamic System Modeling Paul Fishwick ed., Chapman & Hall/CRC Press (2007), ISBN 1-58488-565-3 
  12. Wolfgang Christian and Francisco Esquembre, “Modeling Physics with Easy Java Simulations,” The Physics Teacher 45, pp. 475-480 (2007).
50 additional. List available.

Workshops

Leader or co-leader of over 60 local, national, and international faculty development workshops over the past 10 years affecting over 1,000 physicists and teachers at all levels. List available.



FRANCISCO ESQUEMBRE

Departamento de Matemáticas. Facultad de Matemáticas. Universidad de Murcia.
Campus de Espinardo, 30071 MURCIA, SPAIN
Born: October 1963, Alicante, Spain.

Education

  • Licenciado en Matemáticas. Universidad de Murcia. June 1985 
  • Doctor (Ph. D.) en Matemáticas. Universidad de Murcia. June 1991. 

Career/Employment

  • Jul 99 – Present. Profesor Titular de Universidad (Associate Professor). Area of Mathematical Analysis. Department of Mathematics. Universidad de Murcia. 
  • Mar 97 – Jul 99. General Director for Universities and Research. Government of the Region of Murcia. Spain. 
  • Jun 95 – March 99. Assessor for the Regional Minister of Education and Culture. Government of the Region of Murcia. Spain. 
  • Dec 94 – Jun 95. Profesor Titular de Universidad. Area of Mathematical Analysis. Department of Mathematics. Universidad de Murcia. 
  • Jan 90 – Dec 94. Teacher Assistant. Area of Mathematical Analysis. Department of Mathematics. Universidad de Murcia. 
  • Jan 86 – Jan 90. Researcher, teaching assistant. Department of Mathematics. Universidad de Murcia 

Specialization

(i) main field.

  • Computers in Science Education: Simulations and modeling. 
  • Numerical Analysis: Ordinary differential equations 

(ii) other fields.

  • Mathematical Analysis: Dynamical Systems and Chaos. 

(iii) current research interests

  • Pedagogical use of computer simulations and modeling of scientific phenomena. 
  • Virtual and remote laboratories for Physics and Engineering education. 
  • Numerical algorithms for the simulation of continuous and hybrid systems. 

Honours, Awards, Fellowships, Membership of Professional Societies

  • Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics since 2009 
  • Science SPORE Prize. Science magazine. November 2011. 
  • Author of the Easy Java Simulations authoring and modeling tool (http://www.um.es/fem/Ejs). 
  • President of the Board for the Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning group, sponsored by the European Physical Society. 
  • President of the CoLoS e. V. association (www.colos.org) since 2008. Member of the CoLoS group since 1989. 
  • Head of Transfer Research Office of the University of Murcia (2002-2006) 
  • General Director for Universities and Research of the Regional Government of Murcia (Spain) (1997-1999) 
  • Patrono of the SENECA Foundation – Regional Research Coordination Center. (1997 – 1999). 

Participation in funded projects: (Mostly in computer-assisted science education, since 1988)

  • National projects: 6 
  • EU projects: 10 
  • Regional projects: 5 
  • Other (International): 4 

Publications:

Books: 2

  • Fislets: Enseñanza de la Física con material interactivo F. Esquembre, E. Martín, W. Christian, and M. Belloni Pearson Education Spain (Prentice-Hall) 2004 
  • Creación de Simulaciones Interactivas en Java. Aplicación a la Enseñanza de la Física. F. Esquembre Pearson Education Spain (Prentice-Hall) 2005 

Book chapters: 3

  • Ordinary Differential Equations. W. Christian and F. Esquembre In “Handbook of Dynamic System Modeling”. Paul Fishwick (ed.). CRC Press (2007) 
  • Easy Java Simulations. F. Esquembre In “Open Source Physics: A user’s guide with examples.” W. Christian. Addison-Wesley 2007 
  • Three-dimensional modelling. W. Christian and F. Esquembre In “Open Source Physics: A user’s guide with examples. W. Christian. Addison-Wesley 2007 
Number of papers in refereed journals: 21+
Number of papers in proceeding: 16+
Number of invited plenary lectures: 12+
Many other communications to scientific meetings.


Selected papers:

  1. A new 3D visualization Java framework based on physics principles. Carlos A. Jara, Francisco Esquembre, Wolfgang Christian, Francisco A. Candelas, Fernando Torres, and Sebastián Dormido. Computer Physics Communications, Volume 183, Issue 2, February 2012, Pages 231-24 
  2. Open Source Physics. W. Christian, F. Esquembre, L. Barbato. Science. Vol 334, No 6059, Pages 1077-1078 . November 25th, 2011 issue. 
  3. Ejs+EjsRL: an interactive tool for industrial robots simulation, computer vision and remote operation. Carlos A. Jara, Francisco A. Candelas, Pablo Gil, Fernando Torres, Sebastián Dormido, Francisco Esquembre. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol 59, Issue 6, pp 389-401 (June 2011) 
  4. Developing a remote laboratory for engineering education. E. Fabregas, G. Farias, S. Dormido-Canto, S. Dormido, F. Esquembre. Computers and Education Volumen 57, Número 2, pp 1686-1697 (2011) 
  5. Teaching Physics (and Some Computations) using Intentionally Incorrect Simulations. Cox, A; Junkin, W; Christian, W; Belloni, M; Esquembre, F. THE PHYSICS TEACHER, Vol 49, Issue 5, pp 273-276 (2011) 
  6. Teaching embedding control systems. Farias, G; Arzen, K. E.; Cervin, A.; Dormido, S; Esquembre, F. International Journal of Engineering Education, ISSN 0949-149X, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 938-949 (2010) 
  7. Java Simulations of Embedded Control Systems. Farias, G; Cervin, A.; Arzen, K. E.; Dormido, S; Esquembre, F. Sensors, ISSN 1424-8220, vol 10 , No 9, pp 8585-8603 (2010). 
  8. Developing Networked Control Labs: A Matlab and Easy Java Simulations Approach. Farias, G; De Keyser, R; Dormido, S; Esquembre, F. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, ISSN 0278-0046 Vol. 57, No 10, pp 3266 - 3275 , (2010) 
  9. Real-time collaboration of virtual laboratories through the Internet. Jara C., Candelas F.A., Torres F., Dormido S., Esquembre F., Reinoso O. Computers & Education, vol 52, issue 1, pp 126-140 (Enero 2009) 
  10. Development of a Web-Based Control Laboratory for Automation Technicians: The Three-Tank System. R. Dormido, H. Vargas, N. Duro, J. Sánchez, S. Dormido-Canto, G. Farias, F. Esquembre, S. Dormido. IEEE Transactions on Education vol 51 (1) 35-44 (2008). 
  11. An Integrated Virtual and Remote Control Lab: The Three-Tank System as a Case Study. N. Duro, R. Dormido, H. Vargas, S. Dormido-Canto, J. Sanchez, G. Farias, F. Esquembre, S. Dormido. Computers in Science and Engineering, VOL 19 (4) 50-59 (2008). 
  12. Modeling Physics with Easy Java Simulations. W. Christian and F. Esquembre. The Physics Teacher, vol 45, 8, 475-480 (2007). 
  13. Easy Java Simulations: a software tool to create scientific simulations in Java. F. Esquembre, Computer Physics Communications, vol 156, 199-204, 2004. 
  14. Computers in Physics Education. F. Esquembre. Computer Physics Communications, vol . 147, 13-18, 2002. 


Description: 

Computational Modeling with Open Source Physics

Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations

and

eduLab NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 Java Simulations for Teaching and Learning

Teacher Workshop
Academy of Singapore Teachers
eduLab@AST Block J Level 4
2 Malan Rd., Singapore 109433
November 25-28, 2014

Leaders: Wolfgang Christian, Francisco Esquembre
Local Organizer: Wee Loo Kang Lawrence, Lye Sze Yee, Lee Tat Leong
Sponsor: Singapore Ministry of Education

This workshop aims to provide a hands-on bootstrapping experience to the ComPADRE Open Source Physics (OSP) project and the Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations (EjsS) modelling and authoring tool. This four-day workshop combines morning expositions and practical sessions where participants will work in teams/individually on computers provided by the organizers followed by afternoon one-on-one consultations with some references to NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 customized models and worksheets with the workshop leaders. Participants will study and explore, step by step, important computational and pedagogical examples, such as the gravitational N-body and the simple harmonic oscillator models, to learn how they have been implemented in EjsS, and then modify these examples to add new capabilities.

The goal of the Open Source Physics (OSP) project is to make a large number of simulations together with source code and supporting curricular material available for education using the Creative Commons open-source model. EjsS is a code generator that has integrated the OSP code library to add and build interactive user interfaces, draw 2D and 3D objects, numerically solve ordinary differential equations using different algorithms, and represent data using tables and graphs.

Although there are many computational tools that allow scientists and engineers to create programs, the implementation of a computational modelling-based pedagogy often requires significant effort and computer science knowledge for teachers and students. The Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations modelling and authoring tool minimizes this effort while teaching good computational techniques. EjsS is a free open-source code generator developed to create dynamic simulations using the underlying Java library. EjsS was originally created for interactive learning under the supervision of educators but is well suited for use by researchers to prototype applications and by authors to develop and distribute Java-based and more recently Javascript-based curricular materials. While some programming knowledge is assumed, EjsS users are encouraged to focus on modelling rather than on programming.

This workshop will benefit teachers who as wish to adopt and adapt EjsS material on ComPADRE for their own teaching and more advance teachers to teach physics using computer-based modeling. During the workshop we will discuss the general pedagogical and technical issues in the design of interactive computer-based tutorials as well as how the NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 customized models has been adapted to our Singapore schools context (Models and complete with worksheets http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/10/6th-ipsg-level-physics.html). All workshop materials will be made available through the Open Source Physics Collection on the ComPADRE National Science Digital Library http://www.compadre.org/OSP/.