IT Proposal - Simulation Project as a Higher Order Thinking Technique for Instruction
Pamela Speelman, David Gore, Eastern Michigan University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: This paper describes a simulation project done as a team assignment under the verbal guidance of a subject matter expert. The simulation project is part of a graphics for simulation class that will be incorporated into a proposed new major in simulation, animation and gaming at Eastern Michigan University. The use of a physical security expert to identify problems associated with a particular lab facility was consistent with her role in that field. Students in the class were required develop a simulation that would accurately reflect her assessment of the conditions. They then had to develop a model to simulate the room, furniture and equipment. The final product was to be a simulation that the expert could use in other locations for the purpose of visually illustrating, through a simulation, the physical security process. The teamwork, problem-solving and development of the model are the aspects of learning that are highlighted herein.
Speelman, P. & Gore, D. (2008). IT Proposal - Simulation Project as a Higher Order Thinking Technique for Instruction. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1813-1817). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).