ERIC Number: ED479247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Virtual University--A Higher Education Administration Simulation and Learning Tool.
Penrod, James; Perry, Barbara
This paper describes Virtual University (VU), a simulation of higher education administration that provides graduate students an instructional tool that offers an active learning environment, develops intrinsic motivation to learn, and serves as a practical, concrete learning experience. The first section describes VU, including features available to simulation participants and the areas of university management highlighted (i.e., resources allocation and finance, academic operations, faculty roles and responsibilities, enrollment management, sponsored research, and physical plant activities). The second section addresses how theory informs practice, including the principles of learner-centered teaching and how VU enables learner-centered teaching. The third section presents comments from faculty and students who have utilized VU. The fourth section offers recommendations for future developments. Several screenshots are appended. (Contains 10 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: College Administration, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Courseware, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Learner Controlled Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Virtual Universities
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed03/106.html/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A