Virtual laboratory teaching-learning wood science and technology in the future

The Virtual laboratory initiative is a great and novel way for learners to practice science and experiments in an online environment and is synonymous with inquiry-based learning. Learners get exposed to critical questions and they are left with their own devices to find answers. An interactive interface walks the learners through the problem scenario until a solution is determined. Through virtual laboratory games and “virtual adventures” learners get confronted with facts on e.g. climate change, through virtual field trips, or through science experiments. Sources from Labster and Google are used in this initiative, to experience science tools, lab experiments, or the biodiversity virtual lab simulation. Through this revolutionary teaching tool learners is receive new experiences, test ideas, and observe actual results. In virtual lab experiments, students can perform experiments and deliver
authentic results. The used (headset) screens have compilers and code editors embedded in HTML pages, which could also enable learners to write, edit and run code. This intellectual output is therefore designed as an introduction to virtual laboratory learning, with a webinar on “reinventing science education” by Labster, participate in a technology-oriented research study, learn about tree species, visit the amazon forests, or tinker with the global economy. The initiative should show students that a richer eLearning experience can be achieved, with a safe environment for discovery. We also intend to develop here specific virtual teaching contents with reference to global warming effects, forest growth and LKWS. The VIRTLAB is also fostering intercultural dialogue, employability, and citizenship, strengthening the youth dimension of the EU neighbourhood policy. It is a synergistic and
complementary initiative to Learning Teaching Training activities within WooD+.




This project has been funded with support from the European Union. Project number: n° 2020-1-CZ01-KA203-078483

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