Building an instructional design model for immersive virtual reality learning environments

Zeynep Tacgin, Barney Dalgarno

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

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The recent increase in affordability of immersive virtual reality learning environments (IVRLEs) grows the interests of university, school, and industry training contexts. Due to their unique affordances, these environments have the potential to lead to a paradigm shift in learning experience design. The absence of learning design models, however, represents a significant challenge to the widespread and effective utilisation of this technology platform. Several researchers have proposed design models for virtual reality learning environments (VRLEs). The majority of these models don't explicitly consider the unique characteristics of Immersive environments. This research describes an instructional design model for IVRLEs, which draws upon Dalgarno and Lee's affordance model for VRLE and Tacgin's IVRLE development stages for teaching concepts and procedures. The specific learning strategies and affordances of IVRLEs are matched with the features of current IVR systems and technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning, deploying, and evaluating virtual and augmented reality in education
EditorsGokce Akcayir , Carrie Demmans Epp
Place of PublicationHershey PA, USA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781799850441
ISBN (Print)9781799850434, 9781799854890
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AE- TID)
ISSN (Print)2326-8905
ISSN (Electronic)2326-8913


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