Author Archives: Wouter

About Wouter

Professor of Dynamical Modeling in Education. In my work I try to create technology that is creative and fun to work with.

Drawing-based learning in British journal of Educational Technology

Frank Leenaars, the creator of Gearsketch, did his Master of Science work also within the drawing domain. Actually the software he developed for his thesis is a predecessor of SimSketch. He studied whether making a drawing would be a suitable … Continue reading

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EARLI SIG 20 Keynote

Yesterday I gave a keynote at the EARLI SIG 20 conference. I presented the ideas that lead to the development of SimSketch as well as some initial empirical results. You can see the slides I used for this presentation below. … Continue reading

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Our research in 8 tweets

This is a translation into English of the previous post. Recently I used twitter (@woutervj) to publish a short description of our research into model drawing. My goal was to capture the essence of our work into as little tweets … Continue reading

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Het onderzoek in 8 tweets

For English readers, translation can be found here. Kortgeleden heb ik via twitter (@woutervj) een bondige beschrijving van het onderzoek naar modeltekenen gepubliceerd. Mijn doel was in zo weinig mogelijk tweets de essentie van het onderzoek uit de doeken te … Continue reading

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SimQuest.js Bring SimQuest to the web

SimQuest is our oldest simulation-based learning software. It features an authoring system for instructional computer simulations. With SimQuest you can create a simulation by writing equations such as: dx/dt = v dv/dt = a a = F/m F = -k*x … Continue reading

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Model drawing in promotional video

In this video made for promotion of the psychology track at the University of Twente, I tell about the model drawing work we are doing. In the video I demo the planetarium and you see kids working on a water … Continue reading

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Draw your own planetarium

This is an early example of our drawing-modeling software. The idea is that kids can draw a planetarium the way they see it and specify how the planets and moons will move over time. They only have to use terms … Continue reading

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