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The use of simulations in the online classroom

, Arkansas State University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Simulations offer unique opportunities for teachers to draw on real life situations. The author contends that online simulations amplify the learning process and greatly motivate students. Learning through online simulations improves students' mastery of complex concepts that are hard to convey to students in the traditional classroom as supported by the results of this research. This paper describes the author's use of a structured simulation in a graduate, curriculum class online and its effects on students' learning. The author also examines the effects of course duration and the number of face-to-face meetings on the quality of their work.


Saleh, A. (2005). The use of simulations in the online classroom. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2317-2320). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 25, 2019 from .



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