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ERIC Number: EJ1076046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-1766
Development and Deployment of a Library of Industrially Focused Advanced Immersive VR Learning Environments
Cameron, Ian; Crosthwaite, Caroline; Norton, Christine; Balliu, Nicoleta; Tadé, Moses; Hoadley, Andrew; Shallcross, David; Barton, Geoff
Advances in Engineering Education, v1 n2 Sum 2008
This work presents a unique education resource for both process engineering students and the industry workforce. The learning environment is based around spherical imagery of real operating plants coupled with interactive embedded activities and content. This Virtual Reality (VR) learning tool has been developed by applying aspects of relevant educational theory and proven instructive teaching approaches. Principles such as constructivism, interactivity, cognitive load and learner-centred design have been central considerations when constructing and structuring this resource. Structural challenges include determining a framework for the basic environment, the repository for the VR and activities, as well as the development of a learning platform arrangement to support self-directed learning in the interface. The system's current functionality is demonstrated through video imagery of a user performing activities as well as snapshots of the current screen configuration. Current feedback regarding the interface is acknowledged and future work responds to the key issues presented by these studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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