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O'Connor, Eileen A.; Worman, Terri – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Since the advent of Second Life in 2004, immersive virtual-reality (VR) environments have been readily available to educators; more recent open-source environments have reduced costs significantly. This study reports on data gathered from an avatar-based immersive experience where teacher-education students gathered in VR spaces for synchronous…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Virtual Classrooms, Preservice Teachers, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Steele, Patricia; Johnston, Elizabeth; Lawlor, Andrew; Smith, Cassandra; Lamppa, Sonja – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
In the 21st century, easy access to visually rich, immersive, student-centered, virtual applications could augment or replace text-based learning. However, the new developments are offset by the lack of insight into pedagogies needed to guide educators through a visual learning environment. The purpose of this directed content analysis was to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Visual Learning, Content Analysis
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Huang, Albert – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
This article describes how virtualization technology can provide a solution to the difficulties in teaching, learning, and assessing students' performance in computer networking subjects. The focus of this article is to show how virtualization technology can provide students with hands-on practice, can largely reduce the need for physical…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning
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Chandrasekera, Tilanka; Fernando, Kinkini; Puig, Luis – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
The purpose of this research was to explore the use of virtual reality (VR) in early design studios. In this research project, two different types of Head-Mounted Display (HMD) systems were used. One type of HMD provided six degrees of freedom and the other HMD provided three degrees of freedom. The research findings provide comparison on the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Freedom
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Irava, Vastav; Pathak, Aditi; DeRosier, Melissa; Chatterjee Singh, Nandini – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
"Hall of Heroes," a digital game, was used to compare social and emotional skills of 63 adolescent female students matched for age across Malaysia, South Africa, and the United States. Participants were assessed on six social and emotional competencies during game play, namely impulse control, cooperation, communication, social…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Computer Games, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Domingo, Jelia R.; Bradley, Elizabeth Gates – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
The purpose of this study was to ascertain student perceptions of the use and value of three-dimensional virtual environments. A grounded theory approach was used to gather and examine data. Just over half of student participants reported positive experiences. However, most experienced technical difficulties. Despite the technical challenges of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Simulation, Grounded Theory, Online Courses
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O'Connor, Eileen A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Within an online science teacher education course, an important although secondary goal was to prepare students for a high-stakes licensure portfolio at some time after course completion. Thus, various communication technologies including synchronous virtual reality meetings and asynchronous student self-created video commentaries were interwoven…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses, Science Education
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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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Karagiorgas, Dimitrios N.; Niemann, Shari – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
In the last 10 years, gaming has evolved to the point that it is now being used as a learning medium to educate students in many different disciplines. The educational community has begun to explore the effectiveness of gaming as a learning tool and as a result two different ways of utilizing games for education have been created: Gamification and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Comparative Analysis, Learning Processes
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Kanev, Kamen; Kapralos, Bill; Jenkin, Michael; Brimkov, Boris – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
We place collaborative student engagement in a nontraditional perspective by considering a novel, more interactive educational environment and explaining how to employ it to enhance student learning. To this end, we explore modern technological classroom enhancements as well as novel pedagogical techniques which facilitate collaborative learning.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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O'Connor, Eileen A.; Domingo, Jelia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
With the advent of open source virtual environments, the associated cost reductions, and the more flexible options, avatar-based virtual reality environments are within reach of educators. By using and repurposing readily available virtual environments, instructors can bring engaging, community-building, and immersive learning opportunities to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
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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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Bradley, Elizabeth G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
In this increasingly digital age, student plagiarism is rampant. Roughly half of college students admit to plagiarizing using content found online, directly copying and pasting the work of others. Digital technology and social media have greatly changed the landscape of how knowledge is acquired and disseminated; thus, students must be explicitly…
Descriptors: Prevention, Plagiarism, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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O'Connor, Eileen A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Opening with the history, recent advances, and emerging ways to use avatar-based virtual reality, an instructor who has used virtual environments since 2007 shares how these environments bring more options to community building, teaching, and education. With the open-source movement, where the source code for virtual environments was made…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Simulated Environment, Open Source Technology
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