ALT Board and Software Module Design for Active Participatory Simulation Learning

능동적 참여 모의실험 학습용 ALT 보드 및 소프트웨어 모듈 설계

  • Received : 2013.10.01
  • Accepted : 2013.12.27
  • Published : 2014.01.28


In this paper, the ALT (ALTernative) board and a NetLogo extension module are developed for the active participatory simulation (APS) learning. Through the participatory simulation with HubNet each student can attend the experiment as one of clients. Only one HubNet server, however, is able to use an external device so that the bifocal modeling based learning with multiple users is impossible. In order to overcome the drawback, and enable clients participate into the experiment and collect the experimental data and the measured data, an ATmega 32 based board and its firmware are developed. In addition, Java extension module based on TCP/IP socket interfaces is developed to exchange the data with HubNet server. Finally, we show some NetLogo program examples to use the developed hardware and software for APS and seek the way to use them for science education.


Active Participatory Simulation;AVR board;NetLogo Extension Module;Agent Based Modeling;HubNet


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