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Easy Java Simulation:An Interactive Tool for Conceptual Learning of Science
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, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan ; , University of Murcia, Spain

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) is an interactive tool developed for the conceptual learning of science. Ejs is designed for teachers and students who want to create (or modify) scientific simulations. They can then concentrate their effort in writing and refining the relations in the underlying scientific model, and dedicate the minimum possible amount of time to the programming techniques. Teachers without programming experience have already created simulations for use in their curriculum after an introductory Ejs workshop. Students are alter asked to modify these simulations or to create their own simulations, thus engaging in what is called by educational researchers constructive modeling. With this approach students do science in an exploratory way, achieving many of the recommended best practices in the classroom.

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Hwang, F.K. & Esquembre, F. (2003). Easy Java Simulation:An Interactive Tool for Conceptual Learning of Science. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 791-794). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 20, 2019 from .

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