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Christopoulos, Athanasios; Conrad, Marc; Shukla, Mitul – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
This research links learner engagement with interactions when Hybrid Virtual Learning models are used. Various aspects have been considered, such as learners' prior experiences related to virtual worlds, their preconceptions regarding their use as a learning tool, and the impact that instructional designers' choices have on enhancing the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Blended Learning, Computer Simulation, Learner Engagement
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Johnston, Elizabeth; Olivas, Gerald; Steele, Patricia; Smith, Cassandra; Bailey, Liston – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
New virtual reality (VR) applications for education appear frequently in the marketplace but rarely contain explicit pedagogies. The research objective of this study was to identify and categorize principles and practices of pedagogy that are evident but not articulated in selected VR applications for education. Analysis of public content for the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Electronic Learning, Educational Principles, Content Analysis
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Liew, Tze Wei; Tan, Su-Mae; Seydali, Rouzbeh – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
The present study examined the relationship among learners' differences, behaviors in manipulating variables, and learning achievements in a simulation-based program that supports discovery learning in the subject of C-programming algorithm. Participants (n = 66) took the Group Embedded Figures Test, Action Control Scale, and Computer…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Individual Differences, Self Efficacy, Student Behavior
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O'Connor, Eileen – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
With the advent of web 2.0 and virtual technologies and new understandings about learning within a global, networked environment, online course design has moved beyond the constraints of text readings, papers, and discussion boards. This next generation of online courses needs to dynamically and actively integrate the wide-ranging distribution of…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Learning Activities, Instructional Development, Instructional Innovation
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Scarlatos, Tony – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Exploring the Solar System in the elementary school curriculum has traditionally involved activities, such as building scale models, to help students visualize the vastness of space and the relative size of the planets and their orbits. Today, numerous websites provide a wealth of information about the sun and the planets, combining text, photos,…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Simulation, Educational Games
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Teoh, Jase – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
An in-depth qualitative study with nine secondary pre-service teachers from an undergraduate "Language and Literacy" class was conducted to examine the potential of simulation using Second Life (SL) in teacher education. Games and simulations were operationally defined in the broadest sense to distinguish key characteristics between…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Role Playing
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Singh, Gurmukh – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
The present article is primarily targeted for the advanced college/university undergraduate students of chemistry/physics education, computational physics/chemistry, and computer science. The most recent software system such as MS Visual Studio .NET version 2010 is employed to perform computer simulations for modeling Bohr's quantum theory of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Quantum Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry
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Lee, Young-Jin – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
In the last decades, many education researchers have been trying to use computerized learning environments to enhance student learning. Without proper instructional supports and guidance, however, students often failed to acquire knowledge from computer-based learning activities. The objective of this study was to demonstrate how research-based…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Formative Evaluation, Physics, Misconceptions
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Tarng, Wernhuar; Ou, Kuo-Liang; Tsai, Wen-Shin; Lin, Yu-Si; Hsu, Chen-Kai – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Ecological ponds can be a good teaching tool for science teachers, but they must be built and maintained properly to provide students with a safe and suitable learning environment. However, many schools do not have the ability to build and maintain an ecological pond. This study used virtual reality technology to develop a web-based virtual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecology, Water, Elementary School Science