Patterns of simulation-based physics learning: An eye-movement analysis

Guo Li Chiou, Meng Jung Tsai

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the scan patterns of simulation-based physics learning performed by learners' with different knowledge backgrounds. The eyetracking technique was used to record ten graduate students' visual attention while learning with two physics simulations, and sequential analyses were conducted to construct their scan patterns. The participants were divided into either the better or the less prior knowledge group according to their pretest scores. The results showed that, the participants with better prior knowledge tended to make more visual transitions between texts and graphics, to explore more connections among the resulting images and other graphics, and to take more advantage of the interactivity of the simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWork-In-Progress Poster - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
EditorsAhmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Akihiro Kashihara, Tatsunori Matsui, Chen-Chung Liu, Hiroaki Ogata, Siu Cheung Kong
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages16-18
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801441
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2014 Nov 302014 Dec 4

Publication series

NameWork-In-Progress Poster - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period14/11/3014/12/4

Keywords

  • Computer simulations
  • Eye-tracking
  • Physics learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Chiou, G. L., & Tsai, M. J. (2014). Patterns of simulation-based physics learning: An eye-movement analysis. In A. F. Mohd Ayub, A. Kashihara, T. Matsui, C-C. Liu, H. Ogata, & S. C. Kong (Eds.), Work-In-Progress Poster - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 (pp. 16-18). (Work-In-Progress Poster - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.