Immersive virtual reality learning environment : learning decision-making skills in a virtual reality-enhanced learning environment

Yahaya, Ros (2007) Immersive virtual reality learning environment : learning decision-making skills in a virtual reality-enhanced learning environment. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

New advances in computer programming and more powerful technology have opened up new opportunities for learning though immersive virtual reality simulations. This research highlighted the importance of the role of a lecturer in fostering learning in a technology rich learning environment. Undergraduate business studies students worked collectively to try resolve a problem depicted through an immersive simulation involving a burning factory. The simulation provided a rich personal experience that enabled students with lecturer support to generate effective strategies to address the problem.

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ID Code: 16489
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Watters, James & Nason, Rodney
Keywords: activity theory, blended learning, immersive virtual reality, authentic learning environment, constructivist learning style, situated cognition, cognitive apprenticeship, technology education, business education, university teaching, ICT
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Department: Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Ros Aizan Yahaya
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 04:04
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 05:00

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