Dynamic, interactive simulations for enhancing student learning

Timothy McIntyre, Anthony Roberts, Margaret Wegener, Juan Carlos Ponce Campuzano, Elise Kenny, Kelly Matthews


We present a study of the use of on-line interactive simulations and associated learning packages to enhance student understanding of course material. We have implemented such an approach across undergraduate courses in mathematics and physics. Feedback showed that students found the simulations were both beneficial and enjoyable as part of the learning process.


Active Learning; Simulations; Interaction

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