Are Simulation Tools Developed and Used by Experts Appropriate Experimentation Tools for Educational Contexts?
08 Apr 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): Alejandra J. Magana, Sean Brophy, George Bodner
Simulations and visualizations can lead to significant improvements in students'
conceptual understanding. This increased understanding may be due to the formation of expert-like dynamic mental models. Laboratory simulations have been used in educational contexts for
inquiry learning by allowing …
Characterizing and scaffolding students' conceptions of size and scale
29 Dec 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandra J. Magana
Scale concepts transcend disciplinary boundaries of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology because they are essential for performing explanations, theory generation, observation, and activities associated with design. Current research related to size and scale has identified several …
Engineering and Science Instructors' Intended Learning Outcomes with Computational Simulations as Learning Tools
26 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandra J. Magana
This presentation describes the results of a study aiming to identify how 14 instructors incorporated into their classrooms computational simulations as learning tools. The study was based on the following research question: What were the intended learning outcomes that guided the instructors' use …
How engineering instructors use nanoHUB simulations as learning tools?
08 Apr 2010 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Alejandra J. Magana
In this section we provide a description of two of the most frequent ways engineering instructors incorporate nanoHUB simulations as learning tools. In the supporting document section we provide case studies that describe in detail specific ways in which instructors have incorporated nanoHUB …
NCN Simulation-based Learning Workshop - Participant Packet
11 Nov 2009 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Krishna Madhavan, Sean Brophy, George B. Adams III, Alejandra J. Magana
This document contains all the materials that were distributed to participants of the NCN Simulation-based Learning Workshop that was held in Chicago, IL from November 5-6, 2009.
Materials prepared and distributed by the NCN Education and Assessment Team