Developing virtual tours for teaching and learning: A template approach

David Miles KENNEDY, Shihui CHEN

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Abstract

There is considerable focus in pre-service teacher (PST) education world-wide to encourage innovative approaches to teaching and learning, including incorporating information and communication technologies (ICTs) in pedagogically sound ways. While there is evidence that teachers can use communication tools well (email, chat, online forums), developing more immersive information-rich environments remain beyond their technical skills. This paper describes the first iteration of a project intended to bridge the gap between computer skills of PSTs and development of information-rich, student-centred web-based environments. The virtual tour template (VTT) is a web-based template that scaffolds the process by building on teachers prior knowledge and experience of digital media. Initial use of the VTT suggests that developing media-rich virtual tours had a motivational effect on PSTs, encouraging them to be more ambitious and creative in multimedia projects than previously observed. Copyright © 2006 The Association for Advancement of Computing in Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006
EditorsElaine PEARSON , Paul BOHMAN
Place of PublicationChesapeake, VA
PublisherThe Association for Advancement of Computing in Education
Pages2205-2210
ISBN (Print)9781880094600
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Citation

Kennedy, D. M., & Chen, S. (2006). Developing virtual tours for teaching and learning: A template approach. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 2205-2210). Chesapeake, VA: The Association for Advancement of Computing in Education.

Keywords

  • Virtual environments
  • Communication
  • Teachers
  • Educational technology
  • Information and communication technology

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