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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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Dib, Hazar Nicholas; Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
We describe the development and evaluation of a virtual steel sculpture for engineering education. A good connection design requires the engineer to have a solid understanding of the mechanics and steel behavior. To help students better understand various connection types, many schools have acquired steel sculptures. A steel sculpture is a…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Metallurgy
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Speed, Sally A.; Bradley, Elizabeth; Garland, Krista Vince – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
This article relates a project in which a curriculum module was developed to help graduate students more effectively manage behaviors of adults in facilitation sessions. The module was piloted in the project and later included in a graduate level course in the Creative Studies Department of SUNY Buffalo State. The curriculum identified…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Graduate Students, Learning Modules, Computer Simulation
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Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta; Dib, Hazar – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The article discusses current evaluation methodologies used to assess the usability, user enjoyment, and pedagogical efficacy of virtual learning environments (VLEs) and serious games. It also describes the evaluations of two recently developed projects: a virtual learning environment that employs a fantasy 3D world to engage deaf and hearing…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Usability