VR learning system to support active locomoting viewpoint for astronomy education

Norio Setozaki, Yuya Tominaga, Yusuke Morita

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Abstract

In the field of astronomy, it has proved challenging for students undergoing elementary school teacher training to understand the moon phasing mechanism. Therefore, in this study, we developed an astronomical VR learning system that supports active locomoting viewpoint through explorative learning in a virtual environment. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed system, the degree of comprehension of students undergoing teacher training was evaluated. The results show that the proposed system is effective for students with low comprehension about the phases of the moon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2018 - 26th International Conference on Computers in Education, Main Conference Proceedings
EditorsMa. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Jie-Chi Yang, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Maiga Chang
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages349-351
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789869401289
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 24
Event26th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2018 - Metro Manila, Philippines
Duration: 2018 Nov 262018 Nov 30

Publication series

NameICCE 2018 - 26th International Conference on Computers in Education, Main Conference Proceedings

Other

Other26th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2018
CountryPhilippines
CityMetro Manila
Period18/11/2618/11/30

Keywords

  • Astronomy education
  • Locomoting viewpoint
  • Teacher training
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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