A Virtual Learning Environment for the Support of Teaching, Studying and Learning in Technology Education

M. Lehtonen (Finland), G. Thorsteinsson (Iceland), T. Page (UK), and H. Ruokamo (Finland)


innovation education, web-based learning, virtual reality, design and technology (D&T) education, pedagogical model, information and communications technology (ICT).


This paper provides an account of the development of a pedagogical model and an application for teaching, studying and learning (TSL) with 3D virtual reality technologies for the support of innovation education on an network-based learning (NBE) (formerly called open and distance learning, ODL) basis. This work promotes an understanding of the implications and possibilities of virtual learning technologies in education for teachers, learners and educational decision-makers. Furthermore, to ensure that pedagogical considerations are given weight in the development of such integrated information and communication technology-based learning services whilst considering innovation and improved methods of educational use of integrated learning technology (ILT) for technology education.

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