ERIC Number: ED484996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 13
Exploring the Instruction of Fluid Dynamics Concepts in an Immersive Virtual Environment: A Case Study of Pedagogical Strategies
Lio, Cindy; Mazur, Joan
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
The deployment of immersive, non-restrictive environments for instruction and learning presents a new set of challenges for instructional designers and educators. Adopting the conceptual frameworks of Sherin's (2002) learning while teaching and Vygotsky's (1978) cultural development via the mediation of tools, this paper explores one professor's pedagogical approaches used for instructing fluid dynamics concepts within the Metaverse, a highly innovative, physically immersive visualization display that does not require the use of headmounted or other restrictive devices.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.