Interactive Learning Environment for Dynamics: IPE

Masayuki UENO  Kenichi FUJII  Katsuhide TSUSHIMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E77-D   No.1   pp.138-146
Publication Date: 1994/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Intelligent CAI and Hypermedia)
learning environment,  simulation,  dynamics,  heuristic learning,  

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The learning environment called IPE (Interactive Physical Environment) for Dynamics is developed on the computer. IPE can understand the simulated phenomena started from the arbitrary conditions set up by the learner. IPE has several scripts which describe the dynamical phenomena. The understanding of the simulated phenomena by IPE is obtained by matching these scripts with status list and phenomena list which are generated by the simulator using difference scheme. IPE gives the learner the explanation sentences which explain the features of simulated phenomena. This explanation strongly assist the learner in recognizing the details of result of the simulation.