Avances EdTech: ¿Cómo los entornos de simulación gamificados están mejorando la educación STEM?

Edtech Advances: How Are Gamified Simulation Environments Improving Stem Education?

Education has advanced exponentially in its teaching and learning methods in recent years, due to the implementation of new technological tools in the educational field. It includes developing specialized Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education and incorporating the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) approach into school practices.

Therefore, we want to tell you about EdTech advances and how gamified simulation environments strengthen education in different countries worldwide, based on learning practices that integrate the STEM approach. Additionally, we want to share with you how CloudLabs contributes to improving education and students’ futures.

Edtech Advances and Gamified Simulation Environments in Stem Education

In the educational field, new technological tools and digitalization have opened up new possibilities for STEM education. These include the creation of interactive, virtual learning environments where students can explore scientific and technical concepts in a participatory and visually engaging way. It redirects the teaching-learning process critically and reflectively, significantly enhancing the learning experience.

Avances EdTech: ¿Cómo los entornos de simulación gamificados están mejorando la educación STEM?

Countries such as India, China, and the United States have been at the forefront of integrating technology into education by implementing gamified simulation environments, which have become popular learning tools in STEM-focused education. This approach has become popular due to its demonstrated effectiveness in helping students develop competencies.

Among the advantages of using gamified environments is the ability to experiment and interact with scientific phenomena and concepts without the need for a physical laboratory or face-to-face work environment. Additionally, gamified simulation environments allow students to receive feedback messages through the platform when making procedural errors, enabling them to analyze their learning process and generate new development strategies.

Results of Incorporating the Stem Pedagogical Approach into School Practices

The STEM pedagogical approach is based on integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in education, which helps students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills.

A review in The Financial Express by M. Rokonuzzaman, Ph.D., an academic and researcher in technology, innovation, and policy, analyzes the most relevant statistics on STEM education success in different countries worldwide. The results show that:

Up to 43% of Tunisian students opt for STEM education, which gives them the first position in UNESCO statistics. The second and third positions go to Germany and Singapore. Occupying the fourth position, India is far ahead of the U.S. Compared to 17.9% of students opting for STEM education in the U.S., up to 31.7% of students in India pursue STEM education.

Avances EdTech: ¿Cómo los entornos de simulación gamificados están mejorando la educación STEM?

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Cloudlabs Virtual Stem as an Educational Tool for Stem Learning

CloudLabs is a virtual learning environment with over 600 gamified simulation environments designed to help students strengthen their STEM subjects in an interactive and hands-on way. It provides teachers with the resources they need to effectively promote STEM learning in the classroom.

In CloudLabs, students can access an extensive ecosystem of diverse resources, enabling them to explore and experiment with concepts in more than 25 areas of knowledge, such as Physics, Chemistry, Robotics, Electronics, and vocational areas like Programmable Automation, Agriculture, and Management. In addition, the platform provides supplementary resources, such as guides and video tutorials, to help students understand the concepts in a clear and engaging way.

Teachers also benefit from CloudLabs, as the platform provides them with an interactive and dynamic environment that enhances students’ understanding of different concepts. It contains learning units with detailed information on the subject matter being studied in the simulation, including examples, characteristics, and learning activities to reinforce topics. There are also teaching guides for each simulation, with step-by-step instructions, images, and an example of the application of each process.

Learning how sound waves are produced is one of the practices available to students. They are first introduced to the topic through the learning unit. Then, in the simulation “Sound Waves,” they take on the role of a sound technician in a repair center for electronic musical instruments. Through a real-world context, a specific objective, and the resources provided, students must analyze whether the frequencies associated with each key of an electronic organ correspond to the musical notes associated with it.

As a result, it allows students to better understand the concept through a hands-on, interactive, and meaningful learning experience. Furthermore, the platform also offers tools to assess student progress and provide real-time feedback.

To discover more simulated environments, we invite you to continue exploring.


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