International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Computer Simulation vs. Demonstration in the Introductory Physics Lecture
Monica Pierri-Galvao

Abstract
In view of the student population today spending a large amount of time in front of a computer, we investigate if learning can be enhanced by replacing traditional lecture demonstrations with computer simulations. We replaced four demonstrations with simulations in an introductory physics course and compared the learning outcomes with a pre and post-test.

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