Friday, January 20, 2012

Computer Models Design for Teaching and Learning using Easy Java Simulation

Abstract for World Conference Physics Education

Acceptance Letter.
World Conference on Physics Education (WCPE) 2012 Acceptance Letter.

there are 2 sessions
PS 02.09 | Parallel Session 02.09 | Room 09 | 02.07.2012 Monday | 13:00 - 14:30

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Title
Presenter
0012
1. ICT and Multi-Media in Physics Education
Computer Models Design for Teaching and Learning using Easy Java Simulation
Ai Phing Lim2
Khoon Song Aloysius Goh5


Paco said hi!!  He approached us and asked us if we know you and say hi to you! Paco (creator of EJS) and the singapore team Ai Phing Lim2, Khoon Song Aloysius Goh5

Thursday afternoon at 3pm.

The latest abstract and presenters are as follows:

Loo Kang Lawrence Wee1, Ai Phing Lim2, Khoon Song Aloysius Goh5, Matthew Ong1, Sze Yee Lye1, Tat Leong Lee2, Weiming Xu2, Giam Hwee Jimmy Goh3, Chee Wah Ong4, Soo Kok Ng4, Ee Peow Lim5, Chew Ling Lim6, Wee Leng Joshua Yeo6, Yang Teck Kenneth Lim7
1Ministry of Education, Education Technology Division (ETD), Singapore
2Ministry of Education, River Valley High School (RVHS), Singapore
3Ministry of Education, Yishun Junior College (YJC), Singapore
4Ministry of Education, Innova Junior College (IJC), Singapore
5Ministry of Education, Anderson Junior College (AJC), Singapore
6Ministry of Education, Serangoon Junior College (SRJC), Singapore
7National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

We are teachers who have benefited from the Open Source Physics (Brown, 2011; Christian, 2010; Esquembre, 2010) community's work and we would like to share some of the computer models and lesson packages that we have designed and implemented in five schools in the grade 11 to 12 classes.
In a ground up teacher leadership (MOE, 2010) approach, we came together to learn together, advancing the professionalism of physics educators and improve students' learning experiences through suitable blended of real equipment and computer models. We will share computer models that we have remixed from existing library of computer models into suitable learning environments for inquiry of physics customized (Wee & Mak, 2009) for the Advanced Level Physics.
We hope other teachers would find these computer models useful and remix them to suit their own context, design better learning activities and share to benefit all humankind, becoming citizens for the world.
This is an eduLab (Wee, 2010) project funded by the National Research Fund (NRF) Singapore and Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore.

Reference:
Brown, D. (2011). Tracker Free Video Analysis and Modeling Tool for Physics Education Retrieved 20 October, 2010, from http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/
Christian, W. (2010). Open Source Physics (OSP) Retrieved 25 August, 2010, from http://www.compadre.org/osp/
Esquembre, F. (2010). Easy Java Simulations Retrieved 20 October, 2010, from http://www.um.es/fem/Ejs/Ejs_en/index.html
MOE. (2010). An Introduction to PLCs Retrieved 01 December, 2010, from http://www.academyofsingaporeteachers.moe.gov.sg/cos/o.x?c=/ast/pagetree&func=view&rid=1069395
Wee, L. K. (2010, 03 November). eduLab mass briefing on possible ideation options for eduLab projects sharing on Easy Java Simulation and Tracker. Jurong Junior College, 2010, from http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2010/10/edulab-mass-briefing-at-jurong-junior.html


2012 World Conference on Physics Education

Date: July 1-6, 2012
Venue: Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, İstanbul / Turkey
Çırağan Caddesi, Osmanpaşa Mektebi Sokak, No: 4 - 6
34353 Beşiktaş, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Computer Models Design for Teaching and Learning using Easy Java Simulation

Loo Kang Lawrence Wee1, Tat Leong Lee1, Weiming Xu1, Ai Phing Lim1, Chew Ling Lim1, Giam Hwee Jimmy Goh1, Chee Wah Ong1, Soo Kok Ng1, Khoon Song Aloysius Goh1, Kenneth Lim2
1Ministry of Education Singapore (MOE)
2National Institute of Education (NIE)

We are teachers who have benefited from the Open Source Physics (Brown, 2011; Christian, 2010; Esquembre, 2010) community's work and we would like to share some of the computer models and lesson packages that we have designed and implemented in five schools in the grade 11 to 12 classes.
In a ground up teacher leadership (MOE, 2010) approach, we came together to learn, advancing the professionalism of physics educators and improve students' learning experiences through suitable blended of real equipment and computer models. We will share computer models that we have remixed from existing library into suitable learning environments for inquiry of physics customized (Wee & Mak, 2009) for the Advanced Level Physics.
We hope other teachers would find these computer models useful and remix them to suit their own context and design better learning activities, to benefit all humankind, becoming citizens for the world.
This is an eduLab (Wee, 2010) project funded by the National Research Fund (NRF) Singapore and Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore.

Reference:
  1. Brown, D. (2011). Tracker Free Video Analysis and Modeling Tool for Physics Education Retrieved 20 October, 2010, from http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/
  2. Christian, W. (2010). Open Source Physics (OSP) Retrieved 25 August, 2010, from http://www.compadre.org/osp/
  3. Esquembre, F. (2010). Easy Java Simulations Retrieved 20 October, 2010, from http://www.um.es/fem/Ejs/Ejs_en/index.html
  4. MOE. (2010). An Introduction to PLCs Retrieved 01 December, 2010, from http://www.academyofsingaporeteachers.moe.gov.sg/cos/o.x?c=/ast/pagetree&func=view&rid=1069395
  5. Wee, L. K. (2010, 03 November). eduLab mass briefing on possible ideation options for eduLab projects sharing on Easy Java Simulation and Tracker. Jurong Junior College, 2010, from http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2010/10/edulab-mass-briefing-at-jurong-junior.html
  6. Wee, L. K., & Mak, W. K. (2009, 02 June). Leveraging on Easy Java Simulation tool and open source computer simulation library to create interactive digital media for mass customization of high school physics curriculum. Paper presented at the 3rd Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore.

Keywords: Blended Learning, Simulations, Computer Models, Open Source Physics, Teacher Education, Tracker, Easy Java Simulations


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Update: Accepted!

Blind Reviewer 1 comments are:
This is an interesting project. It is not clear from the abstract whether the presentation will include student responses to the lesson packages but this aspect would also be importance to include even if it is anecdotal and / or very brief.
Blind Reviewer 2 comments are:
• Title is brief.
• Abstract briefly explains the purposes.
• Abstract explains the computer models

http://www.wcpe2012.org/registration.html
Register before 30 APRIL, 2012 is 195,00 € for teachers
Delegate fee  345,00 €

http://www.wcpe2012.org/review_criteria.html
Review Criteria for Abstracts


The scientific committee will evaluate all submitted abstracts and provide feedback to the authors according to the rules below. The decisions for accepting/rejecting a proposal will be based on evaluation results. All reviews will be conducted blindly (without knowing the author name(s)).

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Update 24 October 2012:

WCPE 2012 submitted fulltext paper for the "WCPE 2012 Book of Selected Papers". review process and the book's preparation and publication may take upto one year. See the paper 2013 November !! Cool

Dear Loo Kang Lawrence Wee,
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