We have initiated an ambitious program to develop and release high quality education content in local languages at the school level. As a first step of the program, we wish to supplement textual content with interactive exercises and simulations to explain concepts visually in a better manner. We are looking for contribution from applicants in the form of EJS (Easy Java Simulation) applets (physics) and JAVA applets (mathematics). Based on the quality/quantity of contribution (till 1st week of April), selected applicants will be admitted directly into the summer internship program.
We have identified open source EJS (Easy Java Simulation) software to develop interactive learning objects to demonstrate and test physics concepts. EJS facilitates development of interactive simulations. The learning objects will be in the form of JAVA applets (produced by EJS) which can be invoked from html text. We plan to implement many of the exercises and activities of CBSE text into such applets. Some of the applets will give a feel of experimentation where a student will measure physical quantities such as distance, angle etc. (with simulated tapes/stopwatch etc.) and tabulate the observations. The applet will then evaluate and report on the ‘experiment’.
In primary mathematics, we are looking at high quality, attractive JAVA applets to teach (and evaluate) concepts such as counting/addition/subtraction/multiplication at the primary level. We expect children to enjoy learning concepts and the software should encourage children for every success. Each ‘concept’ will have a ‘demonstration’ (teaching) mode followed by a ‘test’ where random examples will be presented. The applet will evaluate whether the student has understood the concept. Applets to support secondary level mathematics will be much simpler with presentation of examples and immediate evaluation of the ‘quiz’.
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