Pilar Martinez Jimenez, Gerardo Pedros Perez, Marta Varo Martinez, Mª Carmen Garcia Martinez, Rosario Posadillo, Elena Varo Martinez



In this work the characteristics and educational applications of a virtual computer-assisted environment teaching related with the motion of projectiles subjected to the force of the air ( is presented . This web portal has been designed as an interactive tutorial system including several modules (simulations, problem resolution, knowledge evaluation, etc.), it has been applied as a complementary teaching aid for the subject Physics in the first year of Engineering and it is aimed to improve the understanding of the influence of the friction forces which vary with the speed of the two-dimensional motions. The software presented has all the following features: integrative character, self-evaluation tests, personalized and active learning process, adaptability to teacher’s aims, versatility as a teaching tool, multimedia resources and simplicity. This study has been carried out with students of the Higher Technical College (in Spanish: Escuela Politécnica Superior, EPS) Cordoba (Spain), with highly favourable results when compared with students who did not use the software.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Martinez Jimenez P., Pedros Perez G., Varo Martinez M., Garcia Martinez M., Posadillo R. and Varo Martinez E. (2009). VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIROMENT FOR PHYSICS INSTRUCTION . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 73-77. DOI: 10.5220/0001975300730077

in Bibtex Style

author={Pilar Martinez Jimenez and Gerardo Pedros Perez and Marta Varo Martinez and Mª Carmen Garcia Martinez and Rosario Posadillo and Elena Varo Martinez},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Martinez Jimenez P.
AU - Pedros Perez G.
AU - Varo Martinez M.
AU - Garcia Martinez M.
AU - Posadillo R.
AU - Varo Martinez E.
PY - 2009
SP - 73
EP - 77
DO - 10.5220/0001975300730077