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Affordances of Mobile Virtual Reality and their Role in Learning and Teaching

Minocha, Shailey; Tudor, Ana-Despina and Tilling, Steve (2017). Affordances of Mobile Virtual Reality and their Role in Learning and Teaching. In: The 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference, 3-6 Jul 2017, University of Sunderland’s St. Peter’s Campus, UK.

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In this paper, we report the technological affordances of a virtual reality smartphone-driven educational app – Google Expeditions. Based on a large exploratory study, we discuss how these empirically-derived affordances support pedagogical approaches of experiential learning, bridging virtual fieldwork with physical field trips, and inquiry-based learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Authors
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Virtual Reality Research Award: Pedagogical and usability evaluations of Google ExpeditionsNot SetThe Open University, UK and Google
Keywords: Affordances; Google Expeditions; Simulations; Virtual field trips; Virtual Reality; Visualisation
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: 49441
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 14:55
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 00:11
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