Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Experiences with virtual reality at secondary schools : is there an impact on learning success?
Authors: Keller, Thomas
Brucker-Kley, Elke
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-65657-7_5
Published in: Balancing the Tension between Digital Technologies and Learning Sciences
Editors of the parent work: Ifenthaler, Dirk
Sampson, Demetrios G.
Isaías, Pedro
Page(s): 77
Pages to: 94
Issue Date: 2021
Series: Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cham
ISBN: 978-3-030-65656-0
Language: English
Subjects: K-12; Learning success; Secondary school; Virtual reality
Subject (DDC): 006: Special computer methods
371: Schools and their activities
Abstract: This chapter examines the effects of immersive virtual reality (VR) learning units on the learning success of secondary school students. In a three-step research approach an immersive VR prototype that was designed to achieve specific learning goals in the field of mathematics was developed and validated with pedagogues. In a second step the usability of this prototype was tested with 20 secondary school students. Finally, a field experiment was conducted with 67 secondary school students to evaluate the impact of the VR learning environment on the achievement of measurable learning goals. The analysis showed no difference in learning success between a conventional mathematics lesson and the VR learning environment. The subjects of both experimental group (with VR) and control group (conventional lesson) achieved short and medium-term learning success. Some tendencies with respect to differences by gender and by short- versus long-term learning success lack statistical relevance, but can be seen as indications for further research to investigate the potential of immersive learning.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Business Information Technology (IWI)
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