Tuesday, May 1, 2012

SimInsights invited to present at EdMedia conference in Denver

SimInsights Inc has been invited to present a paper at the EdMedia conference organized by Association for Advancement of Computing in Education, in Denver.

SimInsights: Sandbox for Adaptive Collaborative Learning of High Schooland College Introductory Physics Concepts

Zhou Zhou
Teachers College, New York, NY, United States

Michael Town
University Prepatory Academy, Seattle, WA, United States

London Jenks
Hot Springs County School District #1, Thermopolis, WY, United States

Rajesh Jha
SimInsights, Inc., Irvine, CA, United States

Abstract: This paper describes the design, theoretical foundation, and application of SimInsights, a
suite of inquiry-based physics simulations for high school and college students. With SimInsights,
teachers can design collaborative learning activities customized to meet various instructional and
student needs. The learning model integrated into SimInsights is flexibly adaptive and is highly
likely to be effective based on current instructional design theories. Two case studies from high
school classrooms are discussed to showcase how SimInsights can be conveniently embedded in
the instruction to create authentic and motivating learning experiences for students.

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