Are learning styles relevant to virtual reality?

Chen, Chwen Jen and Seong, Chong Toh and Wan, Mohd Fauzy (2005) Are learning styles relevant to virtual reality? Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 38 (2). pp. 123-141. ISSN 1945-0818

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This study aims to investigate the effects of a virtual reality (VR)-based learning environment on learners with different learning styles. The findings of the aptitude-by-treatment interaction study have shown that learners benefit most from the VR (guided exploration) mode, irrespective of their learning styles. This shows that the VR-based environment offers promise in accommodating individual differences in terms of learning style. In addition, the significant positive effect of the VR (guided exploration) mode—which provides additional navigational aids—over the VR (non-guided exploration) mode—which does not provide additional navigational aids—also implies the importance of providing VR-based learning environments with proper instructional design to achieve the desired educational outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, virtual reality, technology
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: George Gerrie
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 02:49
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2022 02:28

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