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Educational Affordances of Mobile Virtual Reality

Minocha, Shailey and Tudor, Ana-Despina (2017). Educational Affordances of Mobile Virtual Reality. In: Interaction Design Centre Seminar Series, Invited Talk, 31 Oct 2017, Middlesex University London, UK.

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As a part of Google-funded research programme, we have been investigating the role of Google Expeditions, a smartphone-driven virtual reality educational app, in learning and teaching. In this presentation, we will discuss the empirical derivation of educational affordances of Google Expeditions. Through case studies from our data, we will examine how these affordances facilitate inquiry-based learning, bridge virtual fieldwork with physical field trips in geography and science education, and support experiential learning via simulations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Open University
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Virtual Reality Research Award: Pedagogical and usability evaluations of Google ExpeditionsNot SetThe Open University and Google
Keywords: 3D virtual environments; 3D virtual worlds; affordances; educational affordances; experiential learning; fieldwork education; Google Expeditions; inquiry-based learning; learning via simulations; mobile virtual reality; pedagogical affordances; virtual fieldwork; virtual field trips; virtual reality
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: 52224
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 15:33
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 22:43
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