ERIC Number: ED466221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Telematics Simulation: Recent Developments & Issues.
Sutherland, Janet; Ekker, Knut; Morgan, Konrad; Crookall, David; Carbonell, Amparo Garcia
Recent developments in Internet technologies have enabled new, more flexible forms of telematic simulation and have raised issues that were not considered in the early days of networked learning. Ultimately, these questions revolve around: (1) the learning cost-effectiveness of telematic simulation (quality and quantity of learning as opposed to development, technology, and specialized training costs); (2) the necessary rethinking of learning and teacher roles on the one hand, and institutional commitment to change on the other; and (3) a variety of issues related to access. Project IDEELS is a Socrates/ERASMUS-funded curriculum development project that brings together a diverse group of educators and researchers from five tertiary institutions in four European countries, who share a common interest in using simulations and games in educational settings. The project team develops, tests, implements, and evaluates simulation scenarios and provides a range of accompanying materials (language practice, team-building, cross-cultural awareness-building, cognitive and thematic activities, as well as glossaries and other information resources) to meet the increasingly diverse needs of an expanding user base. This paper discusses Project IDEELS telematic simulations in term of enabling interdisciplinary learning, matching learning needs with technologies, supporting learner independence and responsibility, evolving teacher/facilitator roles, and balancing research, evaluation and validation needs without compromising the quality of the simulation experience. (Contains 19 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation, Computer System Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teleconferencing
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