(adopted from the resource letter of Ms Chung Ka Man's M.Phil thesis. Copyright Department of Physics CUHK)
- Developing Conceptual Understanding of Physics Through Computer-supported
TAO Ping Kee, Science & Technology Education Conference 2000 Proceeding, June2000
A report on the effectiveness of using a software program,
CAL program, to teach students the concepts of optics. The article also discusses
how computers could assist collaborative learning in physics. The approach encourages
students to learn in groups and to develop their communication skills at the same time.
- A Web-Based Video Digitizing System for the Study of Projectile Motion
Chow J.W., Carlton L.G., Ekkekakis P., The Physics Teacher, Vol.38, 37-40, Jan. 2000
This article demonstrates how to apply computer supported teaching
to teach concepts of projectile motion. Sample experiment procedures are attached and
the benefits of such approach are also discussed.
- Communities of On-Line Physics Educators"
Maclsaac D., The Physics Teacher, Vol.38, 210-213, April2000
Different types of electronic tools, electronic mailing lists
as well as discussion forum are introduced to assist physics teachers in using
information technology in physics teaching
- Feeling Physics: computer packages for building concepts and understanding
Gillies A.D., Sinclair B.D., Swithenby S.J., Phys. Educ., Vol. 31 (6), 362-368, Nov. 1996
The benefits of applying computer packages in physics teaching
are discussed and a sample package StoMP, which includes text, equations, simulations,
audio and video, is introduced. The advantages of StoMP are also evaluated.
- Evaluation of a physics multimedia resource
Watkins J., Augousti A., Calverley G., Comput. Educ., Vol. 28 (3), 165-171, April 1997
A full report on evaluating the effectiveness of a software,
StoMP, in teaching physics at advanced level.
- Investigating school physics laboratory software and hardware
Clark A., Phys.Educ., 87-91, Vol. 28 (2)1993
This article examines the methodology of applying computational
hardware and software supported physics teaching in school laboratory. It also discusses
how to apply both the hardware and software examined in computer modeling and simulation.
- Computer support for learning in collaborative contexts: Prompted hypothesis testing in physics
Howe C., Tolmie A., Comput. Educ., 30(3-4) 223-235, April 1998
This article discusses the effectiveness of computer assisting
learning and the application of computer in solving conceptual physics-related questions.
- Developing CAL programs for school physics
Tao P.K., Tse M.W., Yu C.K., Phys.Educ., 178-184, Vol. 28 (3)1993
A locally developed program, CAL program, is introduced and
the advantages are discussed. Sample modeling and simulation for teaching concept in optics and force motion are shown and explained.
- Computer-assisted assignments in a large physics class
Thoennessen M., Harrison M.J., Comput. Educ., Vol. 27 (2), 141-147, 1996
This article examines the effectiveness of using computer as a
tool to collect home assignment and assess students' performance. The advantages of
using such method are discussed.
- A computer-based learning environment in the field of Newtonian mechanics
Andaloro G., Bellomonte L., SperandeoMineo R.M.,Int. J. Sci. Educ., Vol.19 (6), 661-680 Jul. 1997
This paper describes the process of developing NEWMOD (Newtonian Modeling),
which is a CBLE (Computer-Based Learning Environment) aimed to stimulate and support learning in
the field of Newtonian mechanics through exploratory activities.
- Design of a computer -Augmented curriculum for mechanics
Hennessy S., Twigger D., Driver R., Oshea T., Omalley C.E., Byard M., Draper S., Hartley R., Mohamed R., Scanlon E., Int. J. Sci. Educ., Vol.17 (1), 75-92, Jan.-Feb. 1995
This paper describes the design and development of a set of teaching materials,
including computer-based activities and worksheets, for the teaching of a topic on mechanics.
- Student knowledge and learning skill modeling in the learning environment 'forces'
Andaloro G., Bellomonte L., Comput.Educ., Vol.30 (3-4), 209-217, Apr.-May 1998
This paper describes the development and the implementation of a study module
for a Computer Based Learning Environment (CBLE) in the domain of Newtonian dynamics. The environment
design stimulates the students to learn by themselves.