Is Virtual Reality a Memorable Experience in an Educational Context?

Teeroumanee Nadan, Vassil Alexandrov, Ronan Jamieson, Kimberly Anne Watson

Abstract


Learning science concepts are very often challenging, especially when complex concepts are involved. Teachers have recourse to many different types of teaching methods which are however limited when it comes to explaining students about three dimensionality concepts. With these limitations, the teaching methods fall short in increasing the interest of students. It is therefore important to understand how the new generation learns and hence to teach them accordingly. Virtual Reality (VR) is an emerging technology which can be used for teaching science concepts. VR is innovative and hence easily captures students? interest. This paper presents the results of some preliminary studies conducted with a view to showing the extent to which VR is a memorable experience for students, in order to support its use for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts.

Keywords


Memorable experience; STEM education; Virtual Reality

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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