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Virtual Field Trips As An Educational And Motivational Strategy To Teach Iowa History, Karl Harven Hehr Jan 2014

Virtual Field Trips As An Educational And Motivational Strategy To Teach Iowa History, Karl Harven Hehr

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There is a lack of research surrounding the use of virtual field trips (VFT) in education, specifically social studies education. This study seeks to examine the VFT as a possible instructional tool that will motivate students, increase understanding and promote deeper learning. The research focuses on three specific questions: In what ways do virtual field trips motivate students to learn about social studies and history? What is the nature of learning in a virtual field trip? How is student achievement impacted as measured by student achievement improve as measured by traditional assessments (multiple choice exams or written tests) after participating ...