Learning in a Virtual Environment: Should there be Guidelines ?
Damian Schofield, SUNY (Oswego), United States ; Edward Lester, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Virtual Reality (VR) simulators represent a powerful tool for learning and teaching. The idea is not new. Flight simulators have been used for decades to train pilots. This paper will introduce a virtual learning environment which has been developed by the authors to simulate the configuration and operation of a polymerisation plant. During the implementation of this, and other, visual learning environments a number of complex operational problems have been encountered, these have required a number of innovative solutions and management procedures to be developed. Generic rules of thumb regarding the specification, development, application and operation of these learning environments can be garnered from other industrial training systems and examined in an educational context. This paper will discuss the implementation of these systems and extrapolate the lessons learnt into general guidelines to be considered for the development of VR based educational learning resources.
Schofield, D. & Lester, E. (2010). Learning in a Virtual Environment: Should there be Guidelines ?. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3848-3860). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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