Title: Virtual reality at secondary school : first results
Authors : Keller, Thomas
Glauser, Philipp
Ebert, Nico
Brucker-Kley, Elke
Published in : Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2018)
Pages : 53
Pages to: 60
Conference details: CELDA 2018, Budapest, Hungary, 21 - 23 October 2018
Editors of the parent work: Sampson, Demetrios G.
Ifenthaler, Dirk
Isaias, Pedro
Publisher / Ed. Institution : International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS)
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Abstract)
Language : English
Subjects : Education; K-12; Secondary school; Virtual reality
Subject (DDC) : 371: Schools and their activities
Abstract: This paper examines the use of Virtual Reality (VR) at Swiss secondary schools. Despite many years of research, no well-founded data are available on the effects of the technology on children's learning success. It is assumed that VR is compatible with the learning theory of constructivism through the possibility of immersion, interaction, 3D representation and the possibility of adopting several perspectives. To investigate the topic, a vision has been developed for a learning unit within the competence area Nature and Technology on the subject "Plastics and its effects on the environment". Divided into five learning blocks, the learning unit provides the students with knowledge about the structure, production, recycling and environmental consequences with possible approaches to solutions. Ideas for possible VR applications were developed for each of these blocks. The vision was discussed in four interviews with teachers. The VR applications were commented and evaluated by 20 students of the same class. The topic "Environmental Problem Microplastics" selected for implementation is topical, fits into curriculum and is compatible with the specialist areas suitable for VR. In summary, it can be said that VR is still a long way from a nationwide deployment at the Swiss elementary school. Nevertheless, the educational institutions should observe the technology and develop an understanding of its possibilities through pilot tests.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Business Information Technology (IWI)
Publication type: Conference Paper
ISBN: 978-1-5108-7539-5
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/16020
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