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ERIC Number: EJ1205691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Applying a Virtual Reality Platform in Environmental Chemistry Education to Conduct a Field Trip to an Overseas Site
Fung, Fun Man; Choo, Wen Yi; Ardisara, Alvita; Zimmermann, Christoph Dominik; Watts, Simon; Koscielniak, Thierry; Blanc, Etienne; Coumoul, Xavier; Dumke, Rainer
Journal of Chemical Education, v96 n2 p382-386 Feb 2019
Field trips are a common activity for instructors to engage students and give them a first-hand understanding of a subject, especially in environmental chemistry. However, the planning and execution for a field trip is logistically challenging and demanding of human and material resources. Here, we demonstrate the conduct of a virtual overseas field trip for 74 students with the use of a web-based virtual reality (VR) application. From the feedback after the virtual field trip, students reported general receptiveness toward such use of VR technology.
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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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