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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