Mr. Vetro: Assessing a Collective Simulation Framework
Save to My Collections
Repenning, A., Ioannidou, A., Luhn, L., Daetwyler, C. & Repenning, N. (2010). Mr. Vetro: Assessing a Collective Simulation Framework. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 21(4), 515-537. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/30419.
Journal of Interactive Learning Research
Volume 21, Issue 4, October 2010
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Chesapeake, VA
More Information on JILR
Growing science apathy at the K-12 education level represents an alarming development with potentially devastating consequences at individual, societal and economic levels. Technology has been incorporated in science education without fundamentally improving test scores or student attitudes. We claim the core of the problem is how technology is being used. The standard computer lab hides students behind large monitors and ignores the social aspect of learning. Moreover, promising technologies such as simulations are currently not used to their full potential. We have created a new kind of infrastructure, called Collective Simulations. Our main objective is to deal with science apathy by creating engaging discovery-oriented science learning modules that uniquely combine social learning pedagogies with distributed simulation technology. Collective Simulations allow students to learn about the intricacies of interdependent complex systems by engaging in discourse with other students and teachers. With our Mr. Vetro collective simulation prototype, students learn about physiology through technology-enhanced role-play. Preliminary results from feasibility studies are encouraging in that students using Mr. Vetro to learn about physiology show higher learning gains than students taught the same material with traditional means.
- Designing with and for Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: The Evolution of GeoThentic
- Using e-Learning Technologies in Developing Remeditainment Products for the Treatment of Children with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
- Post degree online course in Haematopathology and e-Learning: description of an innovative curriculum in e-Learning
- Podcasts in Higher Education: What Students Want, What They Really Need, and How This Might be Supported
- Using RSS in Collaborative Course Development
- Teaching for Success: Technology and Learning Styles in Preservice Teacher Education
- Reducing E-Learning Development Costs Using a Streamlined XML-based Approach
- Using Authentic Situations and Avatars to Build Knowledge in an E-Learning Environment
- Inspiring Learning and Teaching: Using e-tools to Facilitate Change
- Scenario making support in PBL
Comments & Discussion
Comment on the paper above. You must be registered to participate. Registration is free.