C5 simulation framework
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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
- Alexander Repenning and Andri IoannidouDistributed Simulations: Mr. Vetro