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Author (up) Kordaki, M.; Bizoi, M.; Gorghiu, G. url  openurl
  Title Teachers' computer supported constructions within a European virtual community collaborative space for sciences education: An experience achieved in a multinational European project Type Conference Article
  Year 2010 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 349-356  
  Keywords Blended learning; Collaborative spaces; Computer supported education; Essential considerations; European Countries; European project; Experiments; Finland; Information and Communication Technologies; Lesson plans; Online training; Personnel training; Planning; Romania; Science education; Teacher training; Teaching; Teaching and learning; Virtual community; Virtual experiments; Virtual reality  
  Abstract This paper presents some essential considerations referred to the constructions performed by European teachers in terms of virtual experiments and lesson plans within the framework of a Virtual community collaborative Space for Sciences education. This framework was set up in the context of the Socrates Comenius 2.1 European project: “VccSSe – Virtual Community Collaborating Space for Science Education”. In this project, teachers from five European countries (Romania, Poland, Finland, Spain and Greece) participated in blended learning courses aiming their training for the use of Information and Communication Technologies in real teaching and learning practices. Within this framework, on-line training materials and virtual experiments were created and developed. After the end of the designed courses, teachers were asked to form their own virtual experiments and lesson plans and then to implement their products in the classrooms. The analysis of the data shows that teachers who participated in the VccSSe Project encouraged by the aforementioned blended course, expressed a favourable feedback related to the implementation of their own virtual experiments in the teaching activities.  
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  Series Editor Series Title 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2010 Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 2 Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 9789896740238 (Isbn) ISBN Medium  
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