Implementing authentic tasks in web-based learning environments
Woo, Y., Herrington, J., Agostinho, S. and Reeves, T.C. (2007) Implementing authentic tasks in web-based learning environments. Educause Quarterly, 30 (3). pp. 36-43.
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Students studying a computer simulation of global warming share ideas about factors influencing global temperatures. They vary the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by vehicles and factories or manipulate the quantity of green plants in the simulation. They observe that reducing industrial emissions or adding trees to the environment makes global warming less of a threat.
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