Share Paper: Wednesday Keynote: Classroom Usability

  1. Pierre Dillenbourg, EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Abstract: Imagine you are a teacher and you found a nice simulation for your physics class tomorrow: how will you exploit it ? Will you start of a short introductory lecture, even if it may spoil the discovery process ? Will students use it individually or in pairs? Will you ask them to write hypotheses on the blackboard before running experiments? Will ask different teams to compare their results ? Will you end up with a lecture ? The learning outcomes for your learners partly depends upon the quality if the simulation, but to a larger extent, they depend on the ...