Students' evaluation of a virtual world for procedural training in a tertiary-education course

Ramírez Rodríguez, Jaime and Rico Almodovar, Mariano and Riofrío Luzcando, Diego and Berrocal Lobo, Marta and Antonio Jiménez, Angélica de (2017). Students' evaluation of a virtual world for procedural training in a tertiary-education course. "Journal of Educational Computing Research", v. 56 (n. 1); pp. 23-47. ISSN 0735-6331. https://doi.org/10.1177/0735633117706047.

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Title: Students' evaluation of a virtual world for procedural training in a tertiary-education course
Author/s:
  • Ramírez Rodríguez, Jaime
  • Rico Almodovar, Mariano
  • Riofrío Luzcando, Diego
  • Berrocal Lobo, Marta
  • Antonio Jiménez, Angélica de
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Educational Computing Research
Date: 2017
ISSN: 0735-6331
Volume: 56
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Multiuser virtual environment; Virtual worlds; Distance education; Telelearning; Intelligent tutoring systems; Interactive learning environments; Tertiary education
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents an investigation on the educational value of virtual worlds intended for the acquisition of procedural knowledge. This investigation takes as a case of study a virtual laboratory on biotechnology. A remarkable feature in this virtual laboratory is an automatic tutor that supervises student's actions and provides tutoring feedback when it is appropriate. The study presented in this paper covers two different aspects of the system. Firstly, it analyses the impact of this virtual world in learning some concepts related to a biotechnology practice; and secondly, it surveys the students' opinion on the virtual world by means of three open questions (positive, negative and general impressions). Results demonstrated that the virtual world had a positive influence in the students' knowledge and it was well received by them.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTIN2011-2413UnspecifiedUnspecifiedGO LITE: ENGINEERING COMPLEX SYSTEMS WITH SIMPLER MODEL DRIVEN ENGINEERING

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Item ID: 50094
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50094/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50094
DOI: 10.1177/0735633117706047
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0735633117706047
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 Dec 2018 12:43
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 09:46
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