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Constructivist Approach to Employing Virtual Reality Learning Environments in Instruction PROCEEDINGS

, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Abstract: A constructivist model posits that learners create an active role in learning as they connect with previous assimilated knowledge and construct new knowledge opposed to merely "absorbing” information. There is an increasing body of research that supports that constructivist principles arefundamental components of learning in a virtual learning environment (VRLE). In this paper constructivist theories are reviewed as a foundation for five learning strategies proposed for an instructional designer to analyze how a constructivist approach can be employed in developing VRLE instruction.

Citation

McManimon, S. (2011). Constructivist Approach to Employing Virtual Reality Learning Environments in Instruction. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 2161-2164). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


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