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ERIC Number: EJ814065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
A Desktop Virtual Reality Earth Motion System in Astronomy Education
Chen, Chih Hung; Yang, Jie Chi; Shen, Sarah; Jeng, Ming Chang
Educational Technology & Society, v10 n3 p289-304 2007
In this study, a desktop virtual reality earth motion system (DVREMS) is designed and developed to be applied in the classroom. The system is implemented to assist elementary school students to clarify earth motion concepts using virtual reality principles. A study was conducted to observe the influences of the proposed system in learning. Twenty-one sixth-grade students participated in the study. Statistical results show that the scores in the pre-test and post-test significantly differ and using virtual reality can assist students in understanding the concepts. Besides, four design recommendations--information, spatial behavior, manipulation and concept representation--for improving the desktop VR system in education are also presented. (Contains 6 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan