Virtual Environments for Learning: The Design Model
Susan Pedersen, Texas A&M University, United States ; Douglas Williams, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States ; Tugba Bulu, Texas A&M University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this presentation, we will describe a project recently funded by the National Science Foundation to develop Virtual Environments for Learning (VELs) for middle school science. VELs are designed to engage students in student-directed inquiry within the context of a complex task. All resources students need to address the task, including virtual scientific tools and scaled versions of information technologies, are contained within the environment. Design guidelines with examples drawn from two VELs will be presented.
Pedersen, S., Williams, D. & Bulu, T. (2007). Virtual Environments for Learning: The Design Model. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3733-3738). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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