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Easy-to-Use Authoring Tools for Creating, Customizing and Publishing Integrated Web-based Virtual Laboratories PROCEEDINGS

, ATeL. LLC, United States ; , Southern Federal University, Russian Federation

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The paper presents a new concept of simulation-based integrated virtual laboratories and an easy-to-use set of authoring tools that enables teachers and curriculum developers, who do not have programming or scripting skills. These Web-enabled virtual labs address educational needs of a wide range of students, from middle schools to universities. Using templates, pre-existing simulations, and wizard instructions, a user can create his/her own learning objectives, assignments, step-by-step instructions for students, worksheets, quizzes, etc. By these means virtual activities can be tailored to a particular educational goal and student audience. Newly created virtual labs can be instantly published on a public or secure website and become accessible through a learning/content management system. They can be easily integrated with online curricula, and can be run under any standard-conformant learning management systems.

Citation

Cherner, Y. & Taraskina, M. (2009). Easy-to-Use Authoring Tools for Creating, Customizing and Publishing Integrated Web-based Virtual Laboratories. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009 (pp. 3199-3203). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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