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Conception et mises à l'essai d'un environnement d'apprentissage intégrant l'expérimentation assistée par ordinateur et la simulation assistée par ordinateur

Abstract : To make science laboratory sessions more instructive, we have developed a learning environment that will allow students enrolled in a mechanics course at college or university level to engage in a scientific modelization process by combining computer-simulated experimentation and microcomputer-based laboratories. The main goal is to assist and facilitate both inductive and deductive reasoning. Within this computer application, each action can also be automatically recorded and identified while the student is using the software. The most original part of the environment is to let the student compare the simulated animation with the real video by superposing the images.

We used the software with students and observed that they effectively engaged in a modelization process that included both inductive and deductive reasoning. We also observed that the students were able to use the software to produce adequate answers to questions concerning both previously taught and new theoretical concepts in physics. The students completed the experiment about twice as fast as usual and considered that using the software resulted in a better understanding of the phenomenon.

We conclude that this use of the computer in science education can broaden the range of possibilities for learning and for teaching and can provide new avenues for researchers who can use it to record and study students' path of reasoning. We also believe that it would be interesting to investigate more some of the benefits associated with this environment, particularly the acceleration effect, the improvement of students' reasoning and the equilibrium between induction and deduction that we observed within this research.
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Martin Riopel. Conception et mises à l'essai d'un environnement d'apprentissage intégrant l'expérimentation assistée par ordinateur et la simulation assistée par ordinateur. Education. Université de Montréal, 2005. Français. ⟨edutice-00001008⟩

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