Title: Virtual Labs and Geometrical Software as a Tool for more Effective Teaching

Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 3
Year of Publication: Nov - 2016
Page Numbers: 128-140
Authors: Ján Gunčaga, Róbert Janiga
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002214


Significant development of information and communication technologies and Internet boom brings new possibilities in teaching STEM subjects at all levels of the educational process. In first part we want to present some results of international ICILS study 2013 related to the digital competences of pupils related to the computer aided education, which use virtual reality and computer simulations. The virtual reality is distinguished by unique sorts of interaction, that responds to users' behaviours and actions. It is considered to be a new model of computer-based learning that provides the individual learner with a wider range of scientific vision. In mathematics education it is important to represent and visualize various mathematical concepts, relationships and practices including algorithms. Visualization is usually implemented through different models. It is possible to present these models using virtual and remote laboratories. These models may have the form of real mathematical devices, but may also be implemented in a suitable virtual software environment. Virtual modelling has particular importance in the stages of cognitive processes in STEM education