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The effects of flash panorama-based virtual field trips on middle school students’ spatial visualization ability, conceptual understanding, and perceptions

The effects of flash panorama-based virtual field trips on middle school students’ spatial visualization ability, conceptual understanding, and perceptions

In this study, 17 middle school geology students participated in a real field trip that used flash panorama-based virtual field trips (VFTs) to enhance student learning. The study found that students were very positive about the use of the flash panorama-based (VFTs) during their field trip, and also that students demonstrated improvement in their spatial visualization ability, as well as their knowledge, and comprehension of the subject matter.

Virtual field trips in education of earth and environmental sciences

Virtual field trips in education of earth and environmental sciences

While field trips, laboratory exercises, and field observations are considered essential components of many earth and environment science courses, they are becoming more and more difficult to implement because of logistical issues such as distance, cost, and safety. This article describes the © VFT Virtual Field Trips Ltd. 14 historical development of the use of virtual field trips in those c

Virtual field trips with inquiry learning and critical thinking process: A learning model to enhance students’ science learning outcomes.

Virtual field trips with inquiry learning and critical thinking process: A learning model to enhance students’ science learning outcomes.

This article describes a learning model intended to improve science learning outcomes of 8th grade students by merging virtual field trips (VFTs) with critical thinking and inquiry-based learning. The learning model consists of five elements, and the article describes the phases of the activities included in it. The authors found that the model, when piloted for effectiveness, was found to significantly improve students’ science learning outcomes.