American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Stakeholders Perspective on the Efficiency of the Virtual Laboratory in the Development of Students Scientific Research Skills in Science
Elsunni, Hesham Abdelwahed

This paper is study aimed at knowing the efficiency of the virtual laboratory (VLs) in the development of students scientific research skills in science from the perspectives of 15 teachers and 75 fourth grade students as stakeholders in the departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology at East China Normal University (ECNU), who are exposed to the well equipped virtual laboratory in the experiments of sciences. It also aimed at knowing its impact on the educational process, and the integrative roles of both real laboratory and VLs in teaching, so as to make students able to carry out scientific research in the affairs of their environment. The most important findings of the study are, that the VLs is very effective in science experiments, especially when we integrate it with the real laboratory, and it provide the students with scientific research skills, but these skills are not enough for students to apply in the real environments, and real laboratory is very important for science, because students need real experiments to improve and explore their real environments.

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