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Pages: 2135-2139
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1424

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

A VIRTUAL BENCH TO EXPLAIN GEOMETRIC OPTICS USING MATLAB GUIDE ENVIRONMENT

A.I. Gómez-Varela1, F.S. Vara2, N. Barreira Rodríguez3, M. Ortega Hortas3, J. Novo Buján3, M.G. Penedo3, M.T. Flores-Arias1, C. Bao-Varela1

1Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (SPAIN)
2Colegio Hogar de Santa Margarita (SPAIN)
3Universidad de A Coruña (SPAIN)
In today's classrooms, a wide range of technologies are providing both students and teachers with new learning, engagement and interaction tools. Namely, the integration of educational software in the classroom is a very effective manner to improve student’s skills in a given subject. The lack of good and up-to-date lab experiments are a major impediment in the teaching of optics at the schools. In this regard, we have designed a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that simulates an optical bench using the MATLAB GUIDE environment, a versatile and user-friendly tool that allows to design educational interfaces. This application is part of a series of GUI’s with Physic-Chemistry, Biology-Geology and Technology-related content specially orientated to Compulsory Primary Education (EPO), Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) and Baccalaureate students. The idea behind this software is to add to the textbook a virtual optical bench where students can perform simulations related to light propagation and the formation of optical images with standard optics elements (lenses and mirrors) and therefore resemble a real experimental activity. This interactive tool is addressed to Baccalaureate students.
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author = {G{\'{o}}mez-Varela, A.I. and Vara, F.S. and Barreira Rodr{\'{i}}guez, N. and Ortega Hortas, M. and Novo Buj{\'{a}}n, J. and Penedo, M.G. and Flores-Arias, M.T. and Bao-Varela, C.},
title = {A VIRTUAL BENCH TO EXPLAIN GEOMETRIC OPTICS USING MATLAB GUIDE ENVIRONMENT},
series = {8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN16 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-8860-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2016.1424},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.1424},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {4-6 July, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {2135-2139}}
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AU - A.I. Gómez-Varela AU - F.S. Vara AU - N. Barreira Rodríguez AU - M. Ortega Hortas AU - J. Novo Buján AU - M.G. Penedo AU - M.T. Flores-Arias AU - C. Bao-Varela
TI - A VIRTUAL BENCH TO EXPLAIN GEOMETRIC OPTICS USING MATLAB GUIDE ENVIRONMENT
SN - 978-84-608-8860-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1424
PY - 2016
Y1 - 4-6 July, 2016
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN16 Proceedings
SP - 2135
EP - 2139
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A.I. Gómez-Varela, F.S. Vara, N. Barreira Rodríguez, M. Ortega Hortas, J. Novo Buján, M.G. Penedo, M.T. Flores-Arias, C. Bao-Varela (2016) A VIRTUAL BENCH TO EXPLAIN GEOMETRIC OPTICS USING MATLAB GUIDE ENVIRONMENT, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 2135-2139.
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