They discuss the evolution of pedagogical beliefs and practice for online instruction; the development of a remote online observation process of pre-service teachers; a comparison of online and face-to-face programs; initiatives to formalize online teaching; collaborative learning; an experimental course in online pedagogy; the use of Web 2.0 tools in cooperative learning; literacy education in online learning; instructional models; online teaching and learning practices for English language arts, math, action research, and teacher leadership courses; and innovative practices like instructional simulation
games and remote field experiences.
The impacts of a web-aided instructional simulation
on science learning.
The results indicate that instructional simulation designers need to account for the influence that classroom instruction will have on student performance during these types of simulations.
An important factor to consider when examining how effective an instructional simulation will be is the means by which a user navigates through the simulation and accesses information along the way.
However, if an instructional simulation is to create a realistic scenario, it would contain elements of both open-ended and closed-ended instruction.
of a Commercial Banking System.
Problems based on these goals and standards were developed and integrated into an instructional simulation game (described fully in the Instruments section below) in which participants played a peer-aged character working for an aunt and uncle's home remodeling business.
The computer-based instructional simulation game was developed using Macromedia Authorware 5.1 for Windows 95/98.
The effect of competition and contextualized advisement on the transfer of mathematics skills in a computer-based instructional simulation game.
This study looked at the effect of contextual advisement and competition on transfer of mathematics skills in a computer-based instructional simulation
game and simulation in which game participants helped their "aunt and uncle" fix up a house.
allow a student to engage in an activity that would otherwise be impractical or impossible, such as controlling a nuclear power plant or changing the effects of gravity.
The paper examines current directions of change in education and training, and proposes a number of instructional purposes which computer technology can serve, including: direction instruction for declarative knowledge; a range of coached instructional simulations
for well- to moderately-structured problem-solving; automated tools and resources, including the Internet, for loosely-structured problem-solving; and advanced assessment and instructional management systems to support a fully individualized, learner-centered approach to teaching and learning.