Emerging technologies in physics education

Zosia A C Krusberg*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Three emerging technologies in physics education are evaluated from the interdisciplinary perspective of cognitive science and physics education research. The technologies-Physlet Physics, the Andes Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS), and Microcomputer-Based Laboratory (MBL) Tools-are assessed particularly in terms of their potential at promoting conceptual change, developing expert-like problem-solving skills, and achieving the goals of the traditional physics laboratory. Pedagogical methods to maximize the potential of each educational technology are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-411
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Science Education and Technology
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

Keywords

  • Conceptual change
  • Educational technologies
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Physics education
  • Problem solving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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