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Herrington, Jan; Reeves, Thomas C.; Oliver, Ron – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2007
The development of immersive learning technologies in the form of virtual reality and advanced computer applications has meant that realistic creations of simulated environments are now possible. Such simulations have been used to great effect in training in the military, air force, and in medical training. But how realistic do problems need to be…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Cognitive Processes, Learning Strategies, Instructional Design
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Herrington, Jan; Reeves, Thomas C.; Oliver, Ron; Woo, Younghee – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2004
Influenced by constructivist educational theory and advances in technology, there is increasing interest in authentic activities as a basis for learning in both face-to-face and Web-based courses. Whereas traditionally, real-world activities have primarily served as vehicles for practice of skills or processes that are taught using traditional…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Internet