Ault, Holly Keyes
Lui, Roger Y
HK / Hong Kong Projects Program
Education University of Hong Kong
Working with the Education University of Hong Kong, this project’s goal was to develop and test a pilot lesson to investigate virtual reality as a learning tool in secondary geography education in Hong Kong. Two versions of the lesson, one supplemented with 360-degree pictures and one as a traditional lesson, were presented to secondary school students. Pre-test and post-test scores, surveys, as well as feedback from teachers-in-training were used to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of virtual reality in teaching a module on coastal landforms. Our results on the effectiveness of VR were inconclusive, but they showed that VR is feasible. A lesson on urban problems was also developed. Recommendations for additional pilot studies and content development were provided.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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