Evaluative Research on Virtual and Augmented Reality for Children
Thursday, June 28 2:15-2:45 PM Location: Jordaan 1
Presider: Loretta Teng, BCIT, Canada
Abstract: Recently, VR and AR technologies have attracted much attention in the field of education. The purpose of this study was to investigate the quantitative and qualitative aspects of learning experiences of the learners, the primary nurturers, and the experts using educational VR and AR content. Three kinds of AR and VR content were evaluated. Nineteen children, nineteen nurturers, and seven experts participated in the evaluation. We examined the quality of learning, usability, satisfaction, and wearability of a device for the children, as well as the educational usefulness, device usability, and effectiveness of nurturers and experts. The result showed that all three kinds of content were found to induce a high level of flow and satisfaction. In addition, some areas for improvement were identified and based on this, the possibility of educational use of VR/AR content was discussed.