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Loo Kang Wee (born March 24, 1969) is a Singapore physics teacher who specializes on Open Source Physics tools[1] like Easy JavaScript Simulation[2] and Tracker[3] - video analysis & modelling tool. As a Senior Educational Technology Specialist in the Ministry of Education, Singapore, he has written 26[4] research papers and investigated in 5 funded projects from edulab[5] National Research Foundation, Senior Specialist Research Fund[6] Ministry of Education and National Institute of Education Research Funding Programme.[7] He was awarded the Singapore Public Service PS21 Distinguished Star Service Award in 2014,[8] Singapore Public Service PS21 Best Ideator in 2012. He received his Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology in 2007 from Nanyang Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore in 1994. He constantly seeks to find new ways of improving learning and teaching in Singapore schools. He lives the ethos of the teaching profession (Lead, Care, Inspire)[9] and leverages on his specialized skills and knowledge to create new, freely available open-source physics resources to benefit anyone, anywhere in the world. To date, he has contributed or adapted more than 150 Easy Java Simulations, 80 newer Easy JavaScript simulations, and 100 Tracker video analysis-models[10] for use in our Singapore curriculum. Through his creative commons attribution contributions, physics lessons have come "alive", is meaningfully fun to inspire curiosity and imagination in Singapore and around the world.

Vision [11]Edit

To make the world a better place for everyone, and do 'his' humble part as a concerned citizen of the world by contributing to open educational resources, and creating engaging and interactive computer models-simulations that support active learning for improving education all over the world. Thus 'his' motivation is to serve students, teachers and the public with the well-designed and customized simulations resources for the world, while being rooted in Singapore.” - WEE LOO KANG LAWRENCE Senior Specialist, Educational Technology Division Ministry of Education.

pedagogical innovation of using ICTEdit

Selected awards and honorsEdit

  • Singapore Public Service PS21 Distinguished Star Service Award (2014)[12]
  • Singapore Public Service PS21 Best Ideator Award (2012)[13]

Selected publications[14]Edit

  • Wee, Loo Kang; Kim Kia, Tan; Tze Kwang, Leong; Ching, Tan (2015), "Using Tracker to understand 'toss up' and free fall motion: a case study", Physics Education 50 (4): 436–442 
  • Loo Kang, Wee; Tat Leong, Lee; Charles, Chew; Darren, Wong; Samuel, Tan (2015), "Understanding resonance graphs using Easy Java Simulations (EJS) and why we use EJS", Physics Education 50 (2): 189–196 
  • Loo Kang, Wee; Hwee Tiang, Ning (2014), "Vernier caliper and micrometer computer models using Easy Java Simulation and its pedagogical design feature-ideas to augment learning with real instruments", Physics Education 49 (5): 493–499 
  • Sze Yee, Lye; Loo Kang, Wee; Yao Chie, Kwek; Suriati, Abas; Lee Yong, Tay (2014), "Design, Customization and Implementation of Energy Simulation with 5E Model in Elementary Classroom", Journal of Educational Technology & Society 17 (3): 121–137. 
  • Loo Kang, Wee; Charles, Chew; Giam Hwee, Goh; Samuel, Tan; Tat Leong, Lee (2012), "Using Tracker as a Pedagogical Tool for Understanding Projectile Motion", Physics Education 47 (2): 448–455 
  • Loo Kang, Wee (2012), "One-dimensional collision carts computer model and its design ideas for productive experiential learning", Physics Education 47 (3): 301–308 
  • Darren, Wong; Peng Poo, Sng; Eng Hock, Ng; Loo Kang, Wee (2011), "Learning with multiple representations: An example of a revision lesson in mechanics", Physics Education 46 (2): 178–186 


  1. Open Source Physics, http://www.compadre.org/osp/, retrieved 16 January 2015 
  2. Easy JavaScript Simulation, http://fem.um.es/Ejs/, retrieved 16 January 2014 
  3. Tracker, https://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/, retrieved 16 January 2015 
  4. Loo Kang Wee's articles on arXiv, http://arxiv.org/a/wee_l_1, retrieved 16 January 2015 
  5. Home eduLab programmes Existing Projects Java Simulation for Teaching and Learning & Becoming like Scientists through video analysis, http://edulab.moe.edu.sg/edulab-programmes/existing-projects, retrieved 16 January 2015 
  6. Gravity Physics by Inquiry, http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/06/sstrf-gravity-physics-by-inquiry.html, retrieved 16 January 2014 
  7. Understanding Teacher Learning Community as Support for Implementation of Open Source Physics for Conceptual Instruction, http://www.nie.edu.sg/research-projects/understanding-teacher-learning-communities-as-support-implementation-computer-simulations-physics-conceptual, retrieved 16 July 2014 
  8. Excellence in Public Service Awards 2014, http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/printheritage/detail/d66b9c99-c068-4176-8c76-47903d1d0b37.aspx, retrieved 16 January 2015 
  9. Ethos of the Teaching Profession, http://www.academyofsingaporeteachers.moe.gov.sg/professional-excellence/ethos-of-the-teaching-profession, retrieved 16 July 2015 
  10. Singapore Easy Java/JavaScript Simulation and Tracker Digital Libraries, http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/, retrieved 16 July 2015 
  11. Excellence in Public Service Awards 2014, http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/printheritage/detail/d66b9c99-c068-4176-8c76-47903d1d0b37.aspx, retrieved 15 January 2015 
  12. Excellence in Public Service Awards 2014, http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/printheritage/detail/d66b9c99-c068-4176-8c76-47903d1d0b37.aspx, retrieved 15 January 2015 
  13. Innovative Thinkers of the Public Service, One man can make a difference, http://www.challenge.gov.sg/print/feature/no-idea-s-too-big, retrieved 15 January 2015 
  14. The full list of publications can be found here (accessed 16 January 2014)

External LinksEdit

Open Source Physics Simulations by lookang. A Singapore physics teacher's blog to reach out globally by using Easy Java Simulation (Ejs) applets and other technology innovations in education and learning. What is shared in this blog is created in my free time and each resource is usually created by other Physics educators & professors. I usually refine and customize them to benefit the world under creative commons attribution. Join the Ejs community and be a citizen of the world! http://weelookang.blogspot.com/