ERIC Number: ED476987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Computer Based Virtual Field Trips.
Clark, Kenneth F.; Hosticka, Alice; Schriver, Martha; Bedell, Jackie
This paper discusses computer based virtual field trips that use technologies commonly found in public schools in the United States. The discussion focuses on the advantages of both using and creating these field trips for an instructional situation. A virtual field trip to Cumberland Island National Seashore, St. Marys, Georgia is used as a point of discussion for the technologies involved and the value of their use for instruction in a science classroom. While this field trip is being used as a point of discussion, the techniques and advantages identified can be applied over a P-16 grade range in all subject areas. If the decision is made by an instructor to create a virtual field trip, the technologies used can be as simple as using digital pictures and text in Microsoft PowerPoint or Hyperstudio or as complex as using digital video and panoramas in Macromedia Director. The level of complexity will depend on the technology available and skills of the developers. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Multimedia Materials, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Virtual Reality
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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