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Does immersive VR increase learning gain when compared to a non-immersive VR learning experience?

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Title: Does immersive VR increase learning gain when compared to a non-immersive VR learning experience?
Authors: Mahmoud, K
Harris, I
Yassin, H
Hurkxkens, TJ
Matar, OK
Bhatia, N
Kalkanis, I
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Currently, computer assisted learning and multimedia form a key part of teaching. Interactivity and feedback are valuable in promoting active as opposed to passive learning. The study is conducted as an assessment of the impact of immersive VR on learning gain compared with a non-immersive video capture of VR, with a primary research question focusing on exploring learning gain and a secondary question exploring user experience, whereby understanding this is paramount to recognizing how to achieve a complete and effective learning experience. The study found immersive VR to significantly increase learning gain whilst two key measures of reported experience; enjoyment and concentration, also appeared significantly higher for the immersive VR learners. The study suggests extensive avenues for further research in this growing field, recognizing the need to appeal to a variety of students’ learning preferences. For educators, the relevance of self-directed and student-centered learning to enable active learning in the immersive tool is highlighted. Findings of such VR-based studies can be applied across several disciplines, including medical education; providing opportunity for users to learn without real-world consequences of error such as in surgical intervention.
Issue Date: 10-Jul-2020
Date of Acceptance: 1-Jul-2020
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/87685
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-50506-6_33
ISBN: 9783030505059
ISSN: 0302-9743
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Start Page: 480
End Page: 498
Volume: 12206
Copyright Statement: © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020. The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50506-6_33
Sponsor/Funder: Shell Research Limited
Funder's Grant Number: 4550191135
Conference Name: International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2020-07-19
Finish Date: 2020-07-14
Conference Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Online Publication Date: 2020-07-10
Appears in Collections:Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Natural Sciences