Evaluating Immersive Virtual Reality in the Classroom

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dc.contributor.advisor Nanayakkara, S en
dc.contributor.author Chua, Ying Tong en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-15T03:57:50Z en
dc.date.issued 2019 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46455 en
dc.description Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract In recent years, the availability of affordable mobile Virtual Reality (VR) viewers has resulted in strong interests to incorporate Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) within classrooms. However, studies on the effect of IVR on primary schoolers' learning are few, and they have often used equipment and settings far removed from everyday classroom instruction. More research is needed to determine whether accessing content in IVR results in better learning for children, and to better understand the effect of specific variables and features of IVR on learning outcomes. In this thesis the effect of immersion and interactivity on learning is investigated using a combination of performance, self-report, physiological and observational measures in two studies sited in schools, one in a whole-class setting and one in a pull-out setting. Findings suggest that students are more engaged and perform better with interactive content, and are more engaged by immersive content but do not perform better. They also indicate that physiological measures can provide additional insights into engagement. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265160914002091 en
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dc.rights Restricted Item. Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
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dc.title Evaluating Immersive Virtual Reality in the Classroom en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Bioengineering en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 772247 en
pubs.org-id Bioengineering Institute en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-05-15 en

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