Track 15. Augmented Reality and Virtual Worlds in Education and Training (VWET@ICALT2017)
Track Program Chairs
Track Description and Topics of Interest
Virtual Reality (VR) technologies have become a powerful and promising tool in education and training because of their unique technological characteristics that differentiate them from the other ICT applications. Multi User Virtual Environments (MUVEs) or otherwise Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) find their place in education and collaboration happens between participants and between participants and computerized residents. Augmented Reality (AR) educational settings appear especially in mobile devices.
Educational virtual environments and worlds have shown their potential in the understanding of concepts and in rejecting students’ misconceptions. Moreover, both students and teachers share a positive attitude towards the use of virtual reality in educational settings. A systematic effort and more empirical studies are needed in order to show how the affordances of virtual environments and worlds as well as augmented reality systems can be pedagogically used.
To respond the increasing demands of exploiting virtual reality in educational settings, the Track on Augmented Reality and Virtual Worlds in Education and Training (ARVWET@ICALT2017) invites researchers and practitioners to submit original research work in the following topics:
- Virtual and Augmented Reality pedagogy and learning design
- Virtual Worlds learning infrastructures
- Socio-cultural perspectives and implications of education in Virtual Worlds
- Virtual Worlds for self-directed learning/training
- Virtual Worlds for collaborative and socio-constructivist learning/training
- Virtual labs and simulations for science learning
- Virtual environments on certain learning domains
- Virtual World integrated MOOCs
- Virtual Worlds and Augmented Reality in informal learning (e.g., museums, libraries, academic support services, student societies/guilds, careers, alumni, marketing and recruitment)
- Virtual reality and special needs education
- Virtual Worlds, Augmented Reality.
Track Program Committee
Ray Cheung, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nikiforos M. Papachristos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Ioannis Vrellis, The University of Ioannina, Greece
Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Antonios Natsis, Aarhus University, Denmark
Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Eduardo Veas, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Wilfred Lau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Timothy Hew, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Leonel Caseiro Morgado, Universidade Aberta & INESC TEC, Portugal
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Henry B.L. Duh, School of Engineering and ICT, University of Tasmania, Australia
Alessio Malizia, Brunel University London, UK
Telmo Zarraonandia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Carmelo Ardito, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Mark J. W. Lee, Charles Sturt University and Federation University, Australia
Su Cai, Beijing Normal University, China
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