|Appears in Collections:||Computing Science and Mathematics Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
Paine, C E Timothy
|Title:||An exploratory case study of interactive simulation for teaching Ecology|
|Citation:||Ameerbakhsh O, Maharaj S, Hussain A, Paine CET & Taiksi S (2016) An exploratory case study of interactive simulation for teaching Ecology In: 2016 15th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET), Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. ITHET 2016: 15th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, 8.9.2016 - 10.9.2016, Istanbul, Turkey.|
|Conference Name:||ITHET 2016: 15th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training|
|Conference Location:||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Abstract:||This paper explores the effectiveness of interactive simulation for teaching a selected complex subject, Ecology, in higher education. Specifically, we carry out a lab intervention using interactive agent based simulation, to teach the complex concept of spatially-explicit predator prey interaction to undergraduate students of an advanced module: BIOU9CE (Community Ecology & Conservation Applications) at the University of Stirling. We propose use of Netlogo, an interactive agent-based simulation tool, and evaluate its effectiveness for learning and teaching of interactive simulation developed specifically for the classroom, compared with an existing, less interactive, simulation tool (R).|
|Status:||Book Chapter: author post-print (pre-copy editing)|
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