Motivational Effects Within Scientific Experimentation Scenarios

  • Astrid Wichmann
  • Markus Kuhn
  • Kay Hoeksema
  • Ulrich Hoppe
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4227)


This paper reports on scientific experimentation activities conducted in the EU project COLDEX. Learning scenarios have been developed that allow students to carry out scientific experiments in various fields of science such as astronomy, probability etc. The activities were supported by a collaborative experimentation environment called “CoolModes”. The environment will be described in detail regarding its support for experiments from different areas of science. The focus of this study was evaluating the learning scenarios. Students’ motivation was assessed right after participating in the scenarios. Attitudes regarding computers and science in general were investigated to gain additional background variables.


Motivational Effect Cool Mode Visual Language Learning Scenario Algebraic Formula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Astrid Wichmann
    • 1
  • Markus Kuhn
    • 1
  • Kay Hoeksema
    • 1
  • Ulrich Hoppe
    • 1
  1. 1.Collide Group, Institute for computer science and interactive systemsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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