For the Many, Not the One: Designing Low-Cost Joint VR Experiences for Place-Based Learning

Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Jack (Shen Kuen) Chang, Jiayan Zhao, Pejman Sajjadi, Danielle Oprean, Thomas B. Murphy, Jennifer Baka, Alexander Klippel

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Abstract

The paper details the design and evaluation of a joint, multi-user immersive virtual field trip (iVFT). The setting for our work centers on academic disciplines that value place-based education. The reported user study is embedded into a developing research framework on place-based learning and the role immersive experiences play as supplement, proxy, or through providing experiences physically not possible. The results of this study are both practical as well as theoretical, demonstrating the feasibility of using entry level immersive technologies in regular classroom settings and showing that even low-cost VR experiences strongly relying on 360 imagery add value to place-based education. With quantitative analysis, we also identify potentially critical aspects in how individual differences shape the adoption of this technology. Finally, we report insights gained through two qualitative analyses on how to improve the design of future iVFTs for educational purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVirtual Reality and Augmented Reality - 16th EuroVR International Conference, EuroVR 2019, Proceedings
EditorsPatrick Bourdot, Victoria Interrante, Luciana Nedel, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Gabriel Zachmann
PublisherSpringer
Pages126-148
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9783030319076
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event16th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, EuroVR 2019 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: Oct 23 2019Oct 25 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11883 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, EuroVR 2019
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period10/23/1910/25/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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