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Abstract Title: Can students learn from simulations at home, alone?
Abstract: Most previous work on student learning with PhET simulations focuses on classroom environments where students work in groups, with scaffolding from both worksheets and instructors.  By contrast, our study with high school students demonstrates that they can learn from simulations when working independently, both in class and at home, when using appropriately scaffolded worksheets. These results, triangulated with those of Ives et al. (see below), should spark discussion about when and how PhET simulations can support student learning.
Abstract Type: Symposium Poster
Parallel Session: Student learning with PhET simulations: Beyond conceptual gains in classroom settings

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Primary Contact: Wendy Adams
University of Northern Colorado

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