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Developing a virtual physics world

Wegener, Margaret; McIntyre, Timothy J; McGrath, Dominic; Savage, Craig; Williamson, Michael

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In this article, the successful implementation of a development cycle for a physics teaching package based on game-like virtual reality software is reported. The cycle involved several iterations of evaluating students' use of the package followed by instructional and software development. The evaluation used a variety of techniques, including ethnographic observation, surveys, student focus groups and conventional assessment. The teaching package included a laboratory manual, instructional...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWegener, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorMcIntyre, Timothy J
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Dominic
dc.contributor.authorSavage, Craig
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:18:52Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T23:18:52Z
dc.identifier.issn1449-3098
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/65817
dc.description.abstractIn this article, the successful implementation of a development cycle for a physics teaching package based on game-like virtual reality software is reported. The cycle involved several iterations of evaluating students' use of the package followed by instructional and software development. The evaluation used a variety of techniques, including ethnographic observation, surveys, student focus groups and conventional assessment. The teaching package included a laboratory manual, instructional support materials and the Real Time Relativity software that simulates a world obeying special relativistic physics. Although the iterative development cycle was time consuming and costly, it gave rise to substantial improvements in the software user interface and in the students' learning experience.
dc.publisherAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
dc.sourceAustralasian Journal of Educational Technology
dc.titleDeveloping a virtual physics world
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume28
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor130200 - CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB1165
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWegener, Margaret, University of Queensland
local.contributor.affiliationMcIntyre, Timothy J, University of Queensland
local.contributor.affiliationMcGrath, Dominic, University of Queensland
local.contributor.affiliationSavage, Craig, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWilliamson, Michael, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage504
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage521
local.identifier.absseo970102 - Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T10:09:48Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84865371329
local.identifier.thomsonID000307869200008
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