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ERIC Number: ED557325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: 978-989-8533-30-2
Social Interaction Development through Immersive Virtual Environments
Beach, Jason; Wendt, Jeremy
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (New Tapei City, Taiwan, Dec 10-12, 2014)
The purpose of this pilot study was to determine if participants could improve their social interaction skills by participating in a virtual immersive environment. The participants used a developing virtual reality head-mounted display to engage themselves in a fully-immersive environment. While in the environment, participants had an opportunity to explore and interact in a variety of scenarios that were designed to help develop their social interaction skills. The study observed and interviewed participants with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to determine the effectiveness of virtual environments and examine how they can be used to develop and improve social interaction skills. [For the complete proceedings, see ED557181.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A