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An investigation into the users' perceptions of engaged learning regarding the Australian Maritime College's ship handling simulator


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Lee, SWW 2004 , 'An investigation into the users' perceptions of engaged learning regarding the Australian Maritime College's ship handling simulator', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Empirical research have often criticise the weaknesses of passive learning approaches to
student learning i.e. traditional lecture-based and classroom-based methods, and that it
falls short in many areas. These areas include the inability to accommodate a wide
variety of learning styles; support of differing skills and learner capabilities of
individuals; and effectively assist learners to understand complex or ill-structured
problems. However, the arrival and impact of technology into education institutions have
shifted the traditional paradigm of teaching and student learning. One such technology is
the computer simulator.
The computer simulator is designed to facilitate user-centric learning for specific
applications in a simulated, virtual environment. However, relatively little research is
conducted into how the simulator engage users, and specifically, the impact it has on the
perceptions of higher education learners. This research explores the perceptions of
engaged learning held by students of the Australian Maritime College (AMC),
particularly in a team-oriented setting, in employing the use of the ship handling bridge
simulator. The aim is to reveal selected participants' underlying attitudes, beliefs and
perceptions to better understand the impact of student simulation learning. The findings from this research program will provide insight into why the AMC's ship
handling simulator is so highly regarded by its students and the influence it has on the
users' mindsets and behaviour towards learning. It may have contributed to why the
simulation program has been so successful since its inception approximately four years

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Lee, SWW
Keywords: Educational technology, Active learning, Computer-assisted instruction, Ship handling
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Copyright 2004 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s).

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Available for library use only and limited copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968. Thesis (MIS)--University of Tasmania, 2004. Includes bibliographical references

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