Online simulation of real life experiences – the educational potential

Falconer, L. and Frutos-Perez, M. (2009) Online simulation of real life experiences – the educational potential. In: Fulford, C. and Siemens, G., eds. (2009) EdMedia 2009 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education, pp. 3564-3569. ISBN 1880094738 Available from:

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This paper outlines the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) strategy of the University of the West of England (UWE), UK, and demonstrates examples of simulations that use a mixture of web technologies, social networking and virtual worlds. In particular we discuss in detail a simulation that enables groups of law students to work as partners in simulated law practices in a virtual town that supports a range of casework. We also describe an accident investigation simulation built in the virtual world Second Life where groups of students can experience an accident scenario, investigate it, design safe systems of work to deal with the case and work collaboratively on accident analysis and prevention

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:technolgy enhanced learning, virtual worlds, simulation
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Education and Childhood
ID Code:13885
Deposited By: Professor L. Falconer
Deposited On:07 Feb 2011 16:34
Last Modified:15 Nov 2016 23:58

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