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Interactive virtual expeditions as a learning tool: the School of Rock Expedition case study
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, Harvard Graduate School of Education, United States ; , Texas A&M University, United States ; , Joint Oceanographic Institutions, United States ; , Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, United States ; , University of Massachusetts - Amherst, United States ; , James Madison University, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 17, Number 4, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2006 The use of interactive virtual expeditions in classroom learning environments is an effective means to engage learners in understanding science as an inquiry process, infusing current research and relevant science into the classroom, and positively affecting learner attitudes towards science as a process and a career. A comparative analysis of the School of Rock Expedition interactive virtual expedition case study yields recommendations about the use of real-time or near real-time interaction with expedition scientists – in particular, that a combination of live and near real-time interaction may be most effective and that scientists who are trained in effective means to communicate with target audiences may be productive in shifting learner attitudes about science to the positive.

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Niemitz, M., Slough, S., Peart, L., Klaus, A., Leckie, R.M. & St. John, K. (2008). Interactive virtual expeditions as a learning tool: the School of Rock Expedition case study. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 17(4), 561-580. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 2, 2020 from .

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