C5 simulation framework

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1 Definition

C5 (compact, connected, continuous, customizable, collective simulations) is an architecture to tightly connect four information technologies (handheld devices, desktop computers, the Web, and end-user programming) into an engaging, inquiry-based learning environment.

This article should be expanded. The concept is from the AgentSheets team. (Alexander Repenning gave a talk at TECFA and these were the highlights I wrote down - DSchneider 23:30, 7 December 2006 (MET))

2 The Mr Vetro project

A distributed simulation of the human body. Tested in real world setting, this approach looks promising. Initial evidence of a comparative textbook teaching vs. simulation field test with 2 classes shows:

  • Better scores in non-standard complex problem-solving tests ("deeper understanding")
  • Same standardized test scores (which is a good result)
  • Better retention (after 1 month)
  • Increased motivation

3 Links

4 References