Issue No.03 - July-Sept. (2013 vol.6)
L. Bollen , Dept. of Instructional Technol., Univ. of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
W. R. van Joolingen , Inst. ELAN for Sci. Educ. & Commun, Univ. of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TLT.2013.9
This paper presents an approach to create simulations of science phenomena based on sketches. SimSketch, an integrated drawing and modeling tool, allows students to create sketches and apply behaviors to elements of their drawing. A multiagent simulation engine interprets and executes the model, thus building an intuitively usable and motivating learning environment to build and explore simulations of scientific phenomena.
Decision support systems, animation, Decision support systems, multiagent systems, Computers and education, simulation languages, modeling methodologies
L. Bollen, W. R. van Joolingen, "SimSketch: Multiagent Simulations Based on Learner-Created Sketches for Early Science Education", IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol.6, no. 3, pp. 208-216, July-Sept. 2013, doi:10.1109/TLT.2013.9