Virtual reality: Development of an integrated learning environment for education

Date
2020-03
Authors
Al-Gindy, Ahmed
Felix, Chema
Ahmed, Ali
Matoug, Amani
Alkhidir, Munia
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Publisher
International Journal of Information and Education Technology
Abstract
The new paradigm shift of education where learners should learn real-life scenarios and solve real-life problems has created a major challenge. Students are passive and detached and may struggle to see the relevance of what they are learning to their lives. The recent growth of emerging technologies has launched terms such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) into mainstream topic. Virtual reality, an integrated, hands-on tool for learning, can play a unique role in addressing these educational challenges. The proposed research demonstrates using the knowledge of integrated disciplines with virtual reality. COSPACES and MERGE cube add-on have been used to develop a simulation platform to teach water cycle process for young kids. This type of integration develops learners’ 21st century skills to be decision makers, problem solvers, lifelong learners, creators, innovators, and to think critically in solving problems. © 2020 by the authors.
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This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this Article is published in International Journal of Information and Education Technology (2020), available online at: http://www.ijiet.org/show-136-1582-1.html
Keywords
Augmented reality, Integrated learning, Multimedia, Virtual reality
Citation
Al-Gindy, A., Felix, C., Ahmed, A., Matoug, A., & Alkhidir, M. (2020). Virtual Reality: Development of an Integrated Learning Environment for Education. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 10(3), pp. 171-175. http://www.ijiet.org/show-136-1582-1.html