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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 ICT[edit]

Selected awards and honors[edit]

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

Selected publications[14][edit]

  • 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”, in Physics Education, volume 50, DOI:10.1088/0031-9120/50/2/189, pages 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”, in Physics Education, volume 49, DOI:10.1088/0031-9120/49/5/493, pages 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”, in Journal of Educational Technology & Society, volume 17, issue 3, pages 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”, in Physics Education, volume 47, DOI:10.1088/0031-9120/47/4/448, pages 448–455
  • Loo Kang, Wee (2012), “One-dimensional collision carts computer model and its design ideas for productive experiential learning”, in Physics Education, volume 47, DOI:10.1088/0031-9120/47/3/301, pages 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”, in Physics Education, volume 46, DOI:10.1088/0031-9120/46/2/005, pages 178–186


  1. Open Source Physics[1], (Please provide a date or year)
  2. Easy JavaScript Simulation[2], (Please provide a date or year)
  3. Tracker[3], (Please provide a date or year)
  4. Loo Kang Wee's articles on arXiv[4], (Please provide a date or year)
  5. Home eduLab programmes Existing Projects Java Simulation for Teaching and Learning & Becoming like Scientists through video analysis[5], (Please provide a date or year)
  6. Gravity Physics by Inquiry[6], (Please provide a date or year)
  7. Understanding Teacher Learning Community as Support for Implementation of Open Source Physics for Conceptual Instruction[7], (Please provide a date or year)
  8. Excellence in Public Service Awards 2014[8], (Please provide a date or year)
  9. Ethos of the Teaching Profession[9], (Please provide a date or year)
  10. Singapore Easy Java/JavaScript Simulation and Tracker Digital Libraries[10], (Please provide a date or year)
  11. Excellence in Public Service Awards 2014[11], (Please provide a date or year)
  12. Excellence in Public Service Awards 2014[12], (Please provide a date or year)
  13. Innovative Thinkers of the Public Service, One man can make a difference[13], (Please provide a date or year)
  14. The full list of publications can be found here (accessed 16 January 2014)

External Links[edit]

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!