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Virtual Laboratory for Chemistry (VLab-Chem) Based on Constructivism-Cognitivism-Contextual Approach
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, University of Technical Malaysia Melaka(UTeM), Malaysia

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper highlights the development and evaluation of the virtual laboratory for teaching and learning of chemistry (VLab-Chem). Through the VLab-Chem, Students can interact with the materials and apparatus, and are also able to do experimental observations through animation and simulation technology. Discussions in this paper will involve descriptions on the theoretical framework and modeling of the system, of which the developmental process can be divided into four parts:analysis, design, development and evaluation. The paper will also discuss the problem statement, the development of the VLab-Chem for teaching the topic:salt; the design and architecture involved, sound learning theories such as the constructivism-cognitivism-contextual approaches embedded in the design, and the implementation of concepts such as learning-by-doing,contextual education,simulation, and animation to create a virtual based learning in the VLab-Chem.

Citation

Bakar, H.N. (2007). Virtual Laboratory for Chemistry (VLab-Chem) Based on Constructivism-Cognitivism-Contextual Approach. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 24-33). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 24, 2019 from .

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