Interactive Groundwater (IGW): An innovative digital laboratory for groundwater education and research†
Shu‐Guang Li, Qun Liu
† IGW was named the Premier Courseware of 2002 at the 2002 Frontiers in Education Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 167-232, May 2003, Computer Applications in Engineering Education
In this study, we present an award‐wining software environment for groundwater education and research. The software functions as a “digital laboratory” in which students can freely explore: visually creating an aquifer of desired configurations and then immediately investigating and visualizing the groundwater system. Students learn by active exploration and interaction. The software allows introducing routinely research and complex problem‐solving into the classroom. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ 11: 179–202, 2003; Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com); DOI 10.1002/cae.10052