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Extending Science lessons with Virtual Reality

Minocha, Shailey; Tudor, Ana-Despina; Tilling, Steve and Needham, Richard (2016). Extending Science lessons with Virtual Reality. In: ASE (The Association for Science Education, UK) Northern Conference 2016, 19 November 2016, Sheffield Institute of Education.

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Abstract

The Open University, Field Studies Council and Association for Science Education are conducting research into the use of Google Expeditions and other virtual reality tools to a) augment and extend field work experiences; and b) as an additional tool in the classrooms along with resources such as videos, photographs.

The following aspects were discussed in this workshop:

Does the virtual reality technology improve student engagement, and what are the implications for teachers?

Think of one of the difficult concepts in Science: How could Google Expeditions (or Virtual Reality, in general) help you to teach that concept?

How would you use Google Expeditions to encourage inquiry-based learning?

What are the challenges that you would face in integrating Google Expeditions in your curriculum?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Open University, UK
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Virtual Reality Reseach Award: Pedagogical and usability evaluations of Google ExpeditionsNot SetGoogle
Keywords: fieldwork; field trips; Google Cardboard; Google Expeditions; inquiry-based learning; science education in schools; spatial learning; spatial literacy; virtual field trips; virtual reality; virtual reality headsets
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 48070
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 10:42
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 15:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48070
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