Using VR in Learning and Teaching

Cocking, Chris (2011) Using VR in Learning and Teaching. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 7. pp. 113-124. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

This paper investigates the use of a Virtual Reality (VR) simulation (The Underground Station Evacuation Simulator- USES) that was initially developed to explore mass emergency behaviour experimentally (see Drury & Cocking, 2007). However, since January 2009, I have been using the USES to teach Research Methods to 1st year Undergraduate Psychology Students, and realised that it can also be useful in teaching students about theories relating to the psychology of crowd behaviour. Therefore, I investigated the effectiveness of the USES as a teaching tool to explore its potential educational benefits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning, virtual reality, constructivist learning, social psychology, psychological immersion, emergency evacuation
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Social Professions
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: David Pester
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 12:26
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 09:13
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/312

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