Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011-- World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications
ED-MEDIA 2011-- World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, June 27-July 1, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal
While virtual technology for training in the simulation field has had a long history in medicine and the military, the application of emerging and innovative technologies in teacher preparation and education has been limited. TeachME™ (Teaching in a Mixed Reality Environment) is an innovative mixed-reality environment (the blending of real and synthetic content) where prospective teachers can interact with a group of virtual students. The purpose of the virtual teaching environment of TeachME™ is to positively impact teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention in education by allowing teachers to improve their skills with virtual students, providing a more ethical approach to learning the art of teaching. This paper introduces the project, the mixed-reality environment, and the results of its effectiveness on pre-service teachers.
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Original Publication Citation
Judge, S. & Katsioloudis, P. (2011). The use of virtual environments in teacher preparation. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3012-3014). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for Advancement of Computing in Education. https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/38289/
Judge, Sharon; Katsioloudis, Petros; Bastiaens, Theo (Ed.); and Ebner, Martin (Ed.), "The Use of Virtual Environments in Teacher Preparation" (2011). Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications. 82.