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ERIC Number: EJ985902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3987
Emergency Management Students' Perceptions of the Use of WebEOC[R] to Support Authentic Learning
Johnson, Thomas
Educational Media International, v49 n3 p171-182 2012
This study investigates the use of software technology that is used by emergency management professionals to create an authentic learning environment in emergency and disaster management courses in the classroom. Participants were 235 upper-level students enrolled in residential and online emergency and disaster management courses at a mid-sized public university in the southeastern USA. Students participated in simulated disaster exercises that were presented through the software; further, as part of the exercise, students used the software to respond to the simulated disaster. Students then completed a survey to assess their perceptions of whether the exercises and software created an authentic learning environment and enhanced learning. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States