ERIC Number: EJ1020586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
The Potential of Simulated Environments in Teacher Education: Current and Future Possibilities
Dieker, Lisa A.; Rodriguez, Jacqueline A.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Hynes, Michael C.; Hughes, Charles E.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v37 n1 p21-33 Feb 2014
The future of virtual environments is evident in many fields but is just emerging in the field of teacher education. In this article, the authors provide a summary of the evolution of simulation in the field of teacher education and three factors that need to be considered as these environments further develop. The authors provide a specific example of the work at two universities that use a specific virtual environment, TLE TeachLivE™, in teacher education. This environment is already being used in teacher preparation at 32 universities to collaboratively find ways to enhance teacher practice while using a standardized tool often found in medicine, business and military training, and virtual simulation.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Virtual Classrooms, Simulated Environment, Electronic Learning, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Severe Disabilities, Mild Disabilities, Computer Games, Computer Simulation
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