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Experimentation not simulation: learning about physics in the virtual world

Posted on 19 Dec 2012 with 0 comments
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This paper reports on the evaluation of a study to explore the use of the virtual world Second LifeTM for conducting real physics experiments, completed as a pilot activity for a new course development at The Open University. The study gave ten participants access to a small range of tools that enabled them to create experiments to explore the physics of Second Life using a cognitive learning approach. 


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