ERIC Number: EJ1106651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Use of Immersive Simulations to Enhance Graduate Student Learning: Implications for Educational Leadership Programs
Voelkel, Robert H.; Johnson, Christie W.; Gilbert, Kristen A.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v19 n2 Sum 2016
The purpose of this article is to present how one university incorporates immersive simulations through platforms which employ avatars to enhance graduate student understanding and learning in educational leadership programs. While using simulations and immersive virtual environments continues to grow, the literature suggests limited evidence of avatar technology currently used at the university level, especially in educational leadership preparation and other graduate level programs. The authors identify a step-by-step process to effectively employ the use of immersive simulations as a practitioner tool at the university level. This article provides a process for incorporating immersive simulations into graduate educational leadership programs that can be successfully duplicated to best support professional preparation of current and future educational leaders in developing best practices for stakeholder engagement, human talent management, instructional leadership, and other areas relevant to transformational leadership. The authors argue that immersive simulations do indeed better support graduate students.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Instructional Leadership, Computer Simulation, Best Practices, Simulated Environment, Educational Change, Content Analysis, Transformational Leadership, Leaders, Excellence in Education, Public Education, Leadership Role, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, National Standards, Leadership Training, Program Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001