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A Virtual World for Earth Science Education in Secondary and Post-Secondary Environments: The Geology Explorer
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, , , North Dakota State University, United States

International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology, ISBN 978-1-880094-34-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

The Geology Explorer is an educational research project that implements a virtual world for geologic exploration. Students "land" on Planet Oit: a synthetic, multi-user space where they practice being geologists in a role-based 'learn by doing' environment. Working individually, or with each other, students learn fundamental concepts of geology and strategies for deductive problem solving through their experiences in the exploratory environment. This pedagogical approach gives students an authentic experience that includes elements of practical, field-oriented expedition planning and decision making, while introducing them to discipline content.

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Slator, B.M., Saini-Eidukat, B. & Schwert, D.P. (1999). A Virtual World for Earth Science Education in Secondary and Post-Secondary Environments: The Geology Explorer. In Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (pp. 519-525). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 15, 2021 from .

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