Design, Description, Implementation and Assessment of a Multimedia Application with Simulations for Teaching Models of Light

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  •   Nikolaos Voudoukis

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to describe the use of software and simulations at a didactical approach-teaching method about models of light to upper secondary education students and non major science university students. Light and models of light, is a subject proving too difficult to be taught. A research - didactical intervention was conducted to secondary education students. In order to support the intervention, educational material was developed including the subjects: Propagation, Reflection, Interference – Diffraction, Refraction, Absorption, Analysis – Synthesis and Polarization of light. The didactical approach, which is a proposal for scientific to educational models transformation concerning light, was applied during the school years 2015-2017 to one hundred forty three (143) students of upper secondary education in Athens, Greece. We present the educational software and the assessment/evaluation of the software. Results and general conclusions from the statistical analysis of this computer supported didactical attempt are also presented.


Keywords: Multimedia, Simulation, Software, Models of Light, Assessment, Evaluation, Education, Educational Technology.

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Voudoukis, N. 2018. Design, Description, Implementation and Assessment of a Multimedia Application with Simulations for Teaching Models of Light. European Journal of Engineering Research and Science. 3, 7 (Jul. 2018), 81-87. DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2018.3.7.823.