Developing a virtual laboratory for biology (VLab-Bio): A preliminary study

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Abstract

Virtual Reality (VR) are three dimensional, computer generated simulated environments that occur in realtime as manipulated by the user. VR technologies are promising tools for learning. The current demand to reduce the time and cost involved in doing laboratory experiments is to turn to new and emerging technologies such as VR technologies. This paper discusses a preliminary study conducted for a research project on developing a Virtual Laboratory for learning Biology (VLab-Bio). In order to choose the topic to be developed for Vlab-Bio, a preliminary study has been carried out which comprises of an interview with biology teachers, a survey using questionnaire and an analysis on reports obtained from Malaysian Examination Board. The results of this preliminary study showed that there is a need to develop a virtual laboratory for biology for the topic Cell Division. The preliminary findings also confirmed the learning objectives to be focused in the VLab-Bio.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 15 Jun 201017 Jun 2010

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Other2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/6/1017/6/10

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Keywords

  • Biology teaching
  • Virtual laboratories
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Muhamad, M., Badioze Zaman, H., & Ahmad, A. (2010). Developing a virtual laboratory for biology (VLab-Bio): A preliminary study. In Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10 (Vol. 1). [5561367] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561367

Developing a virtual laboratory for biology (VLab-Bio) : A preliminary study. / Muhamad, Murniza; Badioze Zaman, Halimah; Ahmad, Azlina.

Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1 2010. 5561367.

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Muhamad, M, Badioze Zaman, H & Ahmad, A 2010, Developing a virtual laboratory for biology (VLab-Bio): A preliminary study. in Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. vol. 1, 5561367, 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10, Kuala Lumpur, 15/6/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561367
Muhamad M, Badioze Zaman H, Ahmad A. Developing a virtual laboratory for biology (VLab-Bio): A preliminary study. In Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1. 2010. 5561367 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561367
Muhamad, Murniza ; Badioze Zaman, Halimah ; Ahmad, Azlina. / Developing a virtual laboratory for biology (VLab-Bio) : A preliminary study. Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1 2010.
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