The purpose of this paper is three-fold. First, it documents the creation of a Virtual Studio learning management system that supports formal and informal tacit learning. Second, it provides a faculty reflection, and third, it presents student perceptions of the Virtual Studio in supporting an online planting methods course during COVID-19 restrictions. Survey results demonstrated strong support for using the Virtual Studio. However, students do not perceive it as a replacement of in-person instruction. Future Virtual Studios should explore the inclusion of real-time verbal communication to deepen socialand co-presence.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Computer Science Applications
- Nature and Landscape Conservation