Conference code: 81593

;Correspondence Address: Kordaki, M.; Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Patras University, 26500, Rion Patras, Greece; email: kordaki@cti.gr

;Export Date: 13 December 2012

;Language of Original Document: English

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; The following values have no corresponding Zotero field:Author Address: Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Patras University, 26500, Rion Patras, Greece

Author Address: Automatic Control, Informatics and Electrical Engineering Department, Valahia University, 130082, Targoviste, Romania

JF – CSEDU 2010 – 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Proceedings

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%O exported from refbase (http://www.ssai.valahia.ro/refbase/show.php?record=106), last updated on Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:46:17 +0200 %X 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. %K Blended learning %K Collaborative spaces %K Computer supported education %K Essential considerations %K European Countries %K European project %K Experiments %K Finland %K Information and Communication Technologies %K Lesson plans %K Online training %K Personnel training %K Planning %K Romania %K Science education %K Teacher training %K Teaching %K Teaching and learning %K Virtual community %K Virtual experiments %K Virtual reality %U http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77956366227&partnerID=40&md5=66bdc25d30f94bfb786fce222ca08489 %P 349-356