My intention of R&D in EJS
i want to conduct a research on the EJS created java applets, but i hope to align my research with latest development in EJS.

Question 1:
Any research questions that you need me to conduct research on?

My control:
I can use my fellow teachers/friends' classes as my experimental and control groups.

Question 2:
I have yet to see any papers on using EJS an a tool for K-12 (secondary under 18 years old) education that explore students learning in model building. Would this be a good research ? Smiley


My thoughts:
I think i will have a hard time getting students to do deep learning using EJS an a simulation building pedagogical tool.
I also think i will have a hard time getting others teachers to use EJS as a simulation building pedagogical tool.

EJS is a wonder tool for deep learning, but i have fears that the (below 18 years old)students are not ready to learn this way.

university learners are perhaps the best to use EJS in simulation modeling.

Question 3:
Is there a lot of teachers in K-12 using EJS in the described ways "help students create their own simulations in order to express their conceptions on how a given scientific process works."?
Any teachers besides me that you know use EJS?

Quote:
Easy Java Simulations: a software tool to create scientific simulations in Java Francisco Esquembre 2003

Abstract
We introduce Easy Java Simulations, Ejs, a tool created by science teachers to help teach and learn science. Ejs allows users to create simulations using their knowledge of the scientific model. The author needs to supply a small amount of code for the model; the tool provides a graphical drag-and-drop interface to build the program. The resulting Ejs generated program is an independent, high quality Java application or applet ready to be published on a Web server. Ejs can serve as an effective teaching and learning tool if used in an appropriate pedagogical setting; for instance, to help students create their own simulations in order to express their conceptions on how a given scientific process works.
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thanks prof hwang!