The Many Virtues of the Virtual Lab
Very interesting article on virtual labs and their uses in science classes with limited lab equipment:
“Thanks to rapid development in information technology, all real life situations can be simulated on your very computer screen, loaded with programs such as Java, Flash, Real media etc. With increasing number of e-learning companies and academic websites offering virtual laboratories, it is easier today than ever before, for a science teacher to use virtual lab. He simply needs to download the virtual experiment from the World Wide Web or buy it as part of an e-learning package from product manufacturers. Virtual labs can help the teacher and the taught, to a significant extent. Let us visit a few virtual classrooms.”
Author: P.R. Guruprasad, TechLearning, 1st April 2008
Full article available here.
Entry filed under: ICT, Interaction, Learning, Pedagogy, Trends. Tags: Classroom, Developments, elearning, ICT, Interaction, Labs, Learning, Online Resources, Pedagogy, Schools, Science, Trends, Virtual Labs, Virtual Learning Environments, VLEs.