Assessing and Revising Computer Modeling Instruction in Matter and Interactions

08/04


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Table of Contents

Assesing and Revising Computer Modeling Instruction in Matter and Interactions

Matter & Interactions

Motivation for the study

Overview of study

Dealing with protocol data

Chi's guidelines (condensed)

Reduce the protocols

Segment the protocols

Choose a coding scheme

"Operationalize evidence"

Example

Interpret patterns

Caveats

Further analysis

Revising instruction

End

Participants

VPython

Computer modeling

Objects, initial conditions, constants

Dynamics

Instructional materials

Semester 1 results: summary

Instructional materials

Don't expect differences

Author: Matthew A. Kohlmyer, Ruth Chabay, & Bruce Sherwood

Email: makohlmy@unity.ncsu.edu

Home Page: www.ncsu.edu/PER

Other information:
AAPT summer meeting, Aug 2004, Sacramento