Mobile Virtual Reality as an Educational Platform: A Pilot Study on the Impact of Immersion and Positive Emotion Induction in the Learning Process
Elena Olmos-Raya 1, Janaina Ferreira-Cavalcanti 1, Manuel Contero 1 * , M. Concepción Castellanos 1, Irene Alice Chicchi Giglioli 1, Mariano Alcañiz 1
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1 I3B. Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, SPAIN
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of emotional induction and level of immersion on knowledge acquisition and motivation. Two conditions were used for immersion modulation: a high immersive condition, which consisted of the viewing of educational content through a head-mounted-display; and a low immersive condition, which was achieved through direct viewing on a tablet. The emotional conditions, created through video simulation, consisted of a positive versus neutral mood induction procedure. The participants were 56 high school students enrolled on a social science course. The results indicate a significant effect of the positive emotion/high immersive condition in knowledge acquisition while positive emotion induction had a positive effect on the interest subscale of the motivation assessment tool used for both immersive conditions.


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EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2018 - Volume 14 Issue 6, pp. 2045-2057

Publication date: 28 Feb 2018

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