We give an overview of the Physics Educational Technology (PhET) project to research and develop web-based interactive simulations for teaching and learning physics. The design philosophy, simulation development and testing process, and range of available simulations are described. The highlights of PhET research on simulation design and effectiveness in a variety of educational settings are provided. This work has shown that a well-designed interactive simulation can be an engaging and effective tool for learning physics.
Title: Oersted Medal Lecture 2007: Interactive simulations for teaching physics: What works, what doesn't, and why
Publication date 2007-09-17
Publication Year 2007
Carl E. Wieman
, Katherine K. Perkins
, Wendy K. Adams
Physics Education Research Group at Colorado
, interactive simulations
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