ERIC Number: EJ1095386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Revisiting Virtual Field Trips: Perspectives of College Science Instructors
Lei, Simon A.
Education, v135 n3 p323-327 Spr 2015
Field trips are an important component of upper undergraduate and graduate-level science courses, especially in the fields of biology, geoscience, and environmental science. Field trips can provide a new perspective to a course's content and quality. Science field trips can facilitate active student learning, yet often can be constrained by time, safety, distance, expense, and great physical exertion. For these reasons, virtual field trips (VFT) have become increasingly popular for the past decade. This paper evaluates instructor perceptions on VFT as part of their teaching tools, and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using VFT from the perspectives of college science instructors.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Field Trips, Teaching Methods, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Internet, Web Sites
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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