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    Affordances of Mobile Virtual Reality and their Role in Learning and Teaching

    HCI 2017 - Digital make-believe

    Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)

    University of Sunderland, St Peter’s campus, Sunderland, UK, 3 - 6 July 2017


    Shailey Minocha, Ana-Despina Tudor & Steve Tilling



    In this paper, we report the technological affordances of a virtual reality smartphone-driven educational app - Google Expeditions. Based on a large exploratory study, we discuss how these empirically-derived affordances support pedagogical approaches of experiential learning, bridging virtual fieldwork with physical field trips, and inquiry-based learning.


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