Designing web-based simulation for learning
2000 (English)In: Future generations computer systems, ISSN 0167-739X, Vol. 17, no 2, 171-185 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Web-based simulation can be a powerful tool in education and training. The nature of simulation-based learning combined with the availability of the web make learning supported by web-based simulation a powerful strategy. In simulation-based learning, learners can experience environments that would be too costly, time-consuming, complex or dangerous to provide through other means. This article discusses some basic properties of learning using web-based simulation with the focus on different types of learning goals (instructional goals) and on proper instructional strategies (pedagogical strategies) for web-based simulation. We exemplify the classifications discussed with three web-based systems, developed by the authors, that represent different types of web-based simulation. Chernobyl — a nuclear power plant simulation. C3Fire — a micro-world supporting command and control training. ERCIS — a group distance-exercise system supporting equipment handling, action-protocol performance and group interaction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 17, no 2, 171-185 p.
web-based simulation, distance education, instructional strategies, simulation-based learning
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-49564DOI: 10.1016/S0167-739X(99)00112-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-49564DiVA: diva2:270460