A SWOT Analysis of Blending Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) in the Classroom
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AbstractResearch showed the benefits of having an immersive experience for rehabilitation more than a decade ago, and the use of head-mounted virtual-reality displays has since been attracting interest and gaining momentum in higher education in Hong Kong. Despite most university students here being considered digital natives, adopting technologies for education has been a paradigm shift in their daily lives. Although there have been early adapters to innovative approaches to teaching in universities, teachers may nevertheless find it challenging to enculture immersive virtual reality (IVR) for learning beyond the classroom in preparation for professional practice. This paper discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the application of IVR in the classroom, and the opportunities and threats from a curriculum perspective in two courses that have embedded IVR in a university in the first semester of 2017–18. Classroom observations were conducted, and surveys of student learning experiences were collected. There was a mixture of student responses to an unprecedented experience in university study, although the outcomes of
this implementation have yet to be observed.
All Author(s) ListHodgson P, Lee VWY, Chan JCS, Fong A, Tang CSY, Cheung SWL
Name of Conference2018 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2018)
Start Date of Conference03/07/2018
End Date of Conference06/07/2018
Place of ConferenceThe Open University Of Hong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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