Building and exploring mathematical models is a fundamental task in science. MODELLUS offers students and teachers a...
Building and exploring mathematical models is a fundamental task in science. MODELLUS offers students and teachers a "minds-on״, multilevel learning experience in which they create, simulate, and analyze models interactively on the computer, either from experimental data and images or pure from theoretical thinking.Modellus is software for interactive modelling with mathematics. Teachers and students can use Modellus to build mathematical models and explore them as animations, graphs, and tables.Instead of just looking at algebraic, differential, and iterative equations, Modellus users can experiment visually and interactively with models and animations to better understand the underlying mathematics and the multiple representations of a model.Modellus can also be used as a tool to analyse and make sense of experimental data, providing tools to maake models from images (BMP or GIF) and videos (AVI)Modelles have won educational prices aswell in the USA as in Europe. In Great Britain is is used bij hundreds of teachers and thousands of students in the Advancing Physics Project.Best of all: It is free for educational use!I found this one of the most valuable pieces of educational software I have seen last few years.At the website you find the software and manual (downloadable) and lot of other information (examples, papers, tutoriala, etc.)
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What is SimQuest? SimQuest is an authoring system for designing and creating simulation-based learning environments. SimQuest...
What is SimQuest? SimQuest is an authoring system for designing and creating simulation-based learning environments. SimQuest is especially suitable for designing dynamic, interactive, highly motivational discovery learning environments. The learning process associated with simulations is discovery learning. SimQuest learning environments include simulations of a system (or a process) and instructional support for learners. One of the main challenges for an author is to find a (new) balance between sufficient freedom for learners to regulate their own learning process and guidance of the discovery learning process. SimQuest provides the possibility for:-freedom by the use of simulations (of e.g., a process, a procedure, or equipment); - guidance by the use of instructional measures (monitoring tool, model progression, assignments, explanations) which are especially made to trigger and support discovery learning processes; - a control system to tune the level of control (learner or system initiative).Simquest won the EASA 2000 award (European Academic Software Award). For educational use, SimQuest is freeware. At the SimQuest site is more information about the software, some products made with SimQuest and more pedagogic background information. WARNING:Although the information on the web site says otherwise: it is NOT a tool for an average teacher or student (Although it is easier to use then normal Program language then Visual Basic, Pascal or other). It is more a tool for professional designers of digital educational material.The examples on the site are all made by publishers or larger projects of University students specialised in Instructional Technology.We have plans to use SimQuest in interdisciplinary projects were IT students and Teacher Education students participate.
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