Immersive Virtual Reality for Collaborative Science Learning: Design, Evaluation and Future Directions
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About the Event
Part of Future of Work Institute’s Thursday Seminar Series
Imagine yourself being immersed in a molecular world, pulling and rotating a chemical into an enzyme for a catalytic reaction. Immersive virtual reality (VR) is not just visual illusions. It offers unique, exciting, interactive learning opportunities where learners can explore and expand on their conceptual, practical, social, and spatial understandings.
What makes a VR activity a powerful learning experience for learners? How can we use this new technology to create and sustain a constructive learning environment that works? Based on the research findings, Associate Professor at the School of Education at Curtin University, Mihye Won will discuss key design considerations, evaluation frameworks, and future directions on educational use of immersive virtual reality.
About the Speaker
Mihye Won is an Associate Professor at the School of Education at Curtin University. She has been investigating how to engage students in science learning in meaningful ways. Currently, she is leading two ARC DP research projects: one on exploring educational possibilities of immersive virtual reality, and the other on teaching for creativity in science class. Mihye has received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
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- In person: Future of Work Institute (78 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000)
- Online: Online attendance will be via Microsoft Teams. The link will be emailed the day prior to the event.