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Computer‐simulated experiments and computer games: A method of design analysis

By Jerome Leary

Abstract

This paper describes a new research programme to design computer‐simulated experiments in the field of fuels and combustion, and describes a method of categorization based on a taxonomy proposed by Gredler. The key features which enhance science content and process skills are identified The simulations are designed to be as realistic as possible, and are built using three‐dimensional computer‐aided design, rendering and animation tools, with the intention of creating an interactive virtual laboratory on the computer screen. A number of computer games are also categorized against the computer simulations and the same taxonomy for comparison. The paper then describes how designers of computer simulations can add to their own learning by retrospectively analysing their own simulations

Topics: LB Theory and practice of education, LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Publisher: Universit of Wales Press
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.1080/0968776950030106
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:169/core5

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