Realism in the design process and credibility of a simulation-based virtual laboratory

Couture, Marc (2004). « Realism in the design process and credibility of a simulation-based virtual laboratory ». Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 20(1), pp. 40-49.

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The credibility of an instructional simulation is a most important issue in distance education, where it may replace hands-on activities. This credibility is based in large part upon verisimilitude, a perception strongly influenced by the simulation’s realism. This paper presents a case study encompassing the design process of a simulation-based virtual laboratory, which was guided by a realism principle, and an investigation of its credibility among potential users. We found that many characteristics of the environment associated with the design principle did favour its credibility, but that others had widely varying, even opposite effects among users. User’s prior experience was shown to play a crucial but intricate role in verisimilitude and credibility judgements.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Simulation, Experiment, Virtual Laboratory, Credibility, Post-secondary, Case Study
Unité d'appartenance: Centres institutionnels > Centre de recherche en informatique cognitive et environnements de formation)
Télé-université > UER Science et Technologie
Déposé par: Marc Couture
Date de dépôt: 19 mars 2007
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:03
Adresse URL : http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/150

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