Immersive Learning in the Wild: A Progress Report

Alexander Klippel, Danielle Oprean, Jiayan Zhao, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Peter Christopher Lafemina, Kathy Jackson, Elise Gowen

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Abstract

Immersive technologies have entered the mainstream. To establish them firmly in educational curricula requires both practical and empirical assessments that ultimately lead to best practice and design recommendations. We report on a study that contributes to both. To enrich geoscience education, we developed an immersive virtual field trip (iVFT) that we evaluated in previous small-scale studies. In order to make it accessible to larger audiences we (a) developed a version of the iVFT for mobile devices (Oculus Go); and (b) used an evolving public VR infrastructure at The Pennsylvania State University. The results of an empirical evaluation are insightful in that they show that system characteristics are only partially predicting learning experiences and that required mainstream adoption, that is, making immersive experiences mandatory for all students in a class, still has its challenges. We discuss the results and future developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImmersive Learning Research Network - 5th International Conference, iLRN 2019, Proceedings
EditorsDennis Beck, Anasol Peña-Rios, Todd Ogle, Daphne Economou, Markos Mentzelopoulos, Leonel Morgado, Christian Eckhardt, Johanna Pirker, Christian Gütl, Roxane Koitz-Hristov, Jonathon Richter, Michael Gardner
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages3-15
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030230883
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event5th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Network, iLRN 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 27 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1044
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference5th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Network, iLRN 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/23/196/27/19

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Mobile devices
Curricula
Education
Students
Best Practice
Mobile Devices
Recommendations
Infrastructure
Evaluation
Experience
Learning
Class
Curriculum
Design

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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Klippel, A., Oprean, D., Zhao, J., Wallgrün, J. O., Lafemina, P. C., Jackson, K., & Gowen, E. (2019). Immersive Learning in the Wild: A Progress Report. In D. Beck, A. Peña-Rios, T. Ogle, D. Economou, M. Mentzelopoulos, L. Morgado, C. Eckhardt, J. Pirker, C. Gütl, R. Koitz-Hristov, J. Richter, ... M. Gardner (Eds.), Immersive Learning Research Network - 5th International Conference, iLRN 2019, Proceedings (pp. 3-15). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1044). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23089-0_1
Klippel, Alexander ; Oprean, Danielle ; Zhao, Jiayan ; Wallgrün, Jan Oliver ; Lafemina, Peter Christopher ; Jackson, Kathy ; Gowen, Elise. / Immersive Learning in the Wild : A Progress Report. Immersive Learning Research Network - 5th International Conference, iLRN 2019, Proceedings. editor / Dennis Beck ; Anasol Peña-Rios ; Todd Ogle ; Daphne Economou ; Markos Mentzelopoulos ; Leonel Morgado ; Christian Eckhardt ; Johanna Pirker ; Christian Gütl ; Roxane Koitz-Hristov ; Jonathon Richter ; Michael Gardner. Springer Verlag, 2019. pp. 3-15 (Communications in Computer and Information Science).
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Klippel, A, Oprean, D, Zhao, J, Wallgrün, JO, Lafemina, PC, Jackson, K & Gowen, E 2019, Immersive Learning in the Wild: A Progress Report. in D Beck, A Peña-Rios, T Ogle, D Economou, M Mentzelopoulos, L Morgado, C Eckhardt, J Pirker, C Gütl, R Koitz-Hristov, J Richter & M Gardner (eds), Immersive Learning Research Network - 5th International Conference, iLRN 2019, Proceedings. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 1044, Springer Verlag, pp. 3-15, 5th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Network, iLRN 2019, London, United Kingdom, 6/23/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23089-0_1

Immersive Learning in the Wild : A Progress Report. / Klippel, Alexander; Oprean, Danielle; Zhao, Jiayan; Wallgrün, Jan Oliver; Lafemina, Peter Christopher; Jackson, Kathy; Gowen, Elise.

Immersive Learning Research Network - 5th International Conference, iLRN 2019, Proceedings. ed. / Dennis Beck; Anasol Peña-Rios; Todd Ogle; Daphne Economou; Markos Mentzelopoulos; Leonel Morgado; Christian Eckhardt; Johanna Pirker; Christian Gütl; Roxane Koitz-Hristov; Jonathon Richter; Michael Gardner. Springer Verlag, 2019. p. 3-15 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1044).

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