Virtual World Of Scientific Education By: Alex Trice
Qualities  of  Simulation Technology <ul><li>Physical Simulations-  Students can manipulate processes on screen </li></ul>...
Qualities  of  Simulation Technology <ul><li>Procedural Simulations : Teach the steps of performing different procedures. ...
Examples of Educational Benefits of Simulation and Virtual Technology   <ul><li>Time Control : </li></ul><ul><li>speeds up...
Critical Thinking and Cognitive Abilities Explored  <ul><li>Virtual Labs  are used for students to explore through their o...
Potential Problems with Virtual/Simulation Technology  <ul><li>Oversimplified models of complex scientific systems might y...
Conclusion <ul><li>“  In order to help further the advancement of technology in education, it is important that more teach...
Works Cited <ul><li>Johnson, K (2011)  Physical and virtual math manipulative and their effectiveness in a fourth grade cl...
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  1. 1. Virtual World Of Scientific Education By: Alex Trice
  2. 2. Qualities of Simulation Technology <ul><li>Physical Simulations- Students can manipulate processes on screen </li></ul><ul><li>*for example-combining chemicals to see simulated result (Roblyer, 89) </li></ul><ul><li>Iterative simulations- where students can speed up or slow down processes that usually happen at different speeds </li></ul><ul><li>*for example- “genetics are popular since they help stuents experiment with natural processes (Roblyer, 89) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Qualities of Simulation Technology <ul><li>Procedural Simulations : Teach the steps of performing different procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>*Examples: Diagnostic Programs-students identifying medical or mechanical problems, flight simulation for pilots (Roblyer, 89), and virtual laboratory and microscope operation (Redden, 12). </li></ul><ul><li>Situational Simulations : students are able to react to hypothetical situations </li></ul><ul><li>*Example: business/ stock market simulation (Roblyer, 89) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples of Educational Benefits of Simulation and Virtual Technology <ul><li>Time Control : </li></ul><ul><li>speeds up scientific processes such as glacier movement, animal breeding for genetic research </li></ul><ul><li>slows down processes such as chemistry, biochemistry, and physiological processes </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for observations of complex processes </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for unlimited repetitions and variations </li></ul><ul><li>(Robyler, 91) </li></ul><ul><li>Makes experimentation safe: some scientists handle volatile substances and utilize this technology to simulate real life situations </li></ul><ul><li>Involves Students: in </li></ul><ul><li>unpleasant and expensive demonstrations like dissections with virtual dissections </li></ul><ul><li>Makes the IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE! </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Visibility of Nuclear Reaction, Cell Mutations, hypothetical design of cities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Critical Thinking and Cognitive Abilities Explored <ul><li>Virtual Labs are used for students to explore through their own cognitive processes (Roblyer, 93) </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing human senses of sight, touch, and hearing to explore real world concepts instead of static images and abstract concepts in Ecological Virtual Pond Study (Tarng,388) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Math Study resulted in better achievement and more positive attitudes in experimental virtual group (Johnson, 35) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Lab Microscope Study resulted in improved content knowledge and microscope technique (procedural simulation) (Redden, 12) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Potential Problems with Virtual/Simulation Technology <ul><li>Oversimplified models of complex scientific systems might yield inaccurate perspectives (Roblyer, 92) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need to maintain structure so students don’t use technology in inappropriate ways (Robyler, 92) </li></ul><ul><li>Students might reduce themselves to trial and error to manipulate the system instead of utilizing problems solving skills (Robyler, 92) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conclusion <ul><li>“ In order to help further the advancement of technology in education, it is important that more teachers TAKE THE LEAP and integrate technology into their teaching…technology integration can become the new standard in education” (Johnson, 49) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>Johnson, K (2011) Physical and virtual math manipulative and their effectiveness in a fourth grade classroom. Found in Models of applied research in educational technology. (35-51) Adelphi, MD: UMUC Teachers Press </li></ul><ul><li>Redden, Charm (2011) Using virtual lab simulaitons to improve content knowledge and microscope lab technique. Found in Models of applied research in educational technology. (12-34) Adelphi, MD: UMUC Teachers Pres </li></ul><ul><li>Roblyer, M (2006). Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching. Pearson Ecuation. NJ: Prentice Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Tarng, W., Ou,K., Tsai, W., Lin, Y., Hsu, C. (2010). An instructional design using the virtual ecological pond for science education in elementary schools. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 38 (4), 385-386. </li></ul>
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