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What is the Value of Virtual Reality for Conceptual Learning? Towards a Theoretical Framework

Whitelock, Denise; Brna, Paul and Holland, Simon (1996). What is the Value of Virtual Reality for Conceptual Learning? Towards a Theoretical Framework. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (Brna, P.; Paiva, A. and Self, J. eds.), Edições Colibri, Lisboa, Portugal, pp. 136–141.

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Abstract

There is little principled empirical work that has been carried out on the effectiveness of Virtual Reality Environments for educational purposes. We briefly review recent work, and propose a theoretical framework for research into the relationship between Virtual Reality Environments and conceptual learning.

The proposed framework suggests that experience obtained through working in a particular class of Virtual Reality Environments automatically improves both performance and conceptual understanding on a specific range of tasks. This framework is a contribution to providing a stronger theoretical basis for a rigorous approach to the selection of appropriate tools for training and education. Such foundational work is necessary for a more coherent approach to harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence and Educational Technology to provide more efficient and effective usage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 1996 The Authors
ISBN: 972-8288-37-9, 978-972-8288-37-2
Extra Information: European Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, 30 September-2 October, 1996, held in Lisbon, Portugal
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 59778
Depositing User: Simon Holland
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 09:16
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 13:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/59778
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