Teaching Virtual Experiments: From Course Design to Learning Assessment

Dong Xiaoming, Chen Zhuo

Abstract


Online learning has advantages over traditional learning due to its flexibility in terms of expanding learning scale and enhanced students’ learning enthusiasm. On the other hand, virtual experiments can reinforce concepts of lecture materials and illustrate applications to complement textbooks. In order to enhance learning efficacy, we proposed a comprehensive method to implement online virtual experiments that incorporates learning assessment andcourse design based on the unique nature of virtual experiment. In addition, a controlled experiment was adopted to explore its significance. The results show that it can help students to control the pace, frequency, time of the experiment and to evaluate their learning achievements effectively. That enhances students’ autonomous learning ability greatly.

Keywords


online learning;virtual experiment;course design;assessment

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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