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Abstract Title: Technology and research-based strategies: an experience in Chile
Abstract: A number of educational strategies and tools have been designed to improve physics education for undergraduate students. Physics Education Technology (PhET) is a recent technology based on interactive simulations that provides the possibility to experiment real world phenomena without the need for laboratory equipment. Likewise, Tutorials for Introductory Physics have been proved to be one of the best research based strategies that promotes conceptual understanding.  We worked with engineering students in a Chilean private university who are not familiar with PhETs but somewhat with Tutorials. We examined student conceptual learning of electric circuits concepts, obtained from students when they use two Tutorials with PhETs instead of real equipment. We report results of their learning and behavior from pre-post tests, review of documents and observation. We note the benefits of using technology combined with research based strategies in positively influencing students learning and interactive engagement, both individually and collaboratively.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Genaro Zavala
Tecnologico de Monterrey
Garza Sada 2501
Monterrey, 64849
Phone: 8183582000
and Co-Presenter(s)
Mónica Quezada-Espinoza
Tecnologico de Monterrey

Valeria del Campo
Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria