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Assessing the efficacy of a new online game and simulation to teach electric fields
written by Ted Mburu, Liana Rodelli, and Colleen L. Countryman
The topic of electric fields is often confusing to many students in introductory physics courses. This study details the evaluation of two new technological tools, an online game and simulation, that were developed by our research group. To evaluate the efficacy of these tools, we compare the learning gains and technology anxiety of students who have interacted with the game, simulation, and a video playlist in a controlled environment. The results showed that no individual learning tool was significantly more effective than the others; however, gains from pre- to post-diagnostic were significant across all three groups. It was also found that students vastly preferred learning about electric fields via the video playlist over the game and simulation. Additionally, the study provides insight into the further development of our technological tools through student feedback. Students commonly requested more guidance and instruction from the two tools.
Physics Education Research Conference 2022
Part of the PER Conference series
Grand Rapids, MI: July 13-14, 2022
Pages 304-309
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Instructional Material Design
= Simulation
- Technology
= Multimedia
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Methods
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Metadata instance created September 7, 2022 by Lyle Barbato
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T. Mburu, L. Rodelli, and C. Countryman, , presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, 2022, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16264&DocID=5633).
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T. Mburu, L. Rodelli, and C. Countryman, Assessing the efficacy of a new online game and simulation to teach electric fields, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, 2022, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16264&DocID=5633>.
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Mburu, T., Rodelli, L., & Countryman, C. (2022, July 13-14). Assessing the efficacy of a new online game and simulation to teach electric fields. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI. Retrieved July 19, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16264&DocID=5633
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Mburu, T, L. Rodelli, and C. Countryman. "Assessing the efficacy of a new online game and simulation to teach electric fields." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, July 13-14, 2022. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16264&DocID=5633 (accessed 19 July 2024).
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Mburu, Ted, Liana Rodelli, and Colleen L. Countryman. "Assessing the efficacy of a new online game and simulation to teach electric fields." Physics Education Research Conference 2022. Grand Rapids, MI: 2022. 304-309 of PER Conference. 19 July 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16264&DocID=5633>.
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