June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
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A Comparison of Learning between Experiments Using Virtual Reality and Hands On Experiments – Whatis Real Enough?Charles Nippert and Byung Hwan UmAbstractThe purpose of this study is to determine if engineering students performing a simulation of anexperiment using Virtual Reality learn concepts as well as a group of students who perform theactual hands on experiment. The results have obvious implications for the delivery ofengineering education, especially considering the method of delivery chosen: Java ™ appletsdelivered over the Internet using standard web browsers available on most computers.Students were broken into two groups: a control group perform the actual hands-onexperiment and a test group which perform the simulation using Java. It was experimentstudents were given a brief test and these results were compared.
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