Current and Prospective Applications of Virtual Reality in Higher Education

Current and Prospective Applications of Virtual Reality in Higher Education

Dong Hwa Choi (Park University, USA), Amber Dailey-Hebert (Park University, USA) and Judi Simmons Estes (Park University, USA)
Release Date: July, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 328
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4960-5
ISBN13: 9781799849605|ISBN10: 1799849600|EISBN13: 9781799849612|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799853336
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Description & Coverage
Description:

For the last decade, virtual reality has been utilized in diverse fields such as entertainment, medicine, and industry. Recently, virtual reality has been applied in educational settings in order to transform student learning and experiences through such methods as building prototypes using digital devices or exploring new cultures through immersive interactions. Teachers who can incorporate virtual reality into their classrooms can provide their students with more meaningful learning experiences and can witness higher engagement.

Current and Prospective Applications of Virtual Reality in Higher Education is a cutting-edge academic research book that provides comprehensive research on the integration of virtual reality in education programs and establishes foundations for course design, program development, and institutional strategic planning. The book covers an overall understanding and approach to virtual reality in education, specific applications of using virtual reality in higher education, and prospects and issues of virtual reality in the future. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as gamification, teacher training, and virtual reality, this book is ideal for teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, academicians, program developers, administrators, educational software developers, policymakers, researchers, education professionals, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Diversity
  • Educational Environments
  • Educational Technologies
  • Gamification
  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Mental Health
  • Teacher Training
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Virtual Learning
  • Virtual Reality
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Editor Biographies
Dr. Dong Hwa Choi is a teacher, scholar, and researcher who believes that education is a life-long process which requires commitment, self-discipline, and serving others. She has worked in the United States and South Korea focused on teacher preparation, online education, technology integration, and grant-funded projects that serve K-12 teacher candidates. Dr. Choi came to the United States in 1994 from Seoul, South Korea, with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary School Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, both from Ewha Womans University. A Ph.D. in Early Childhood was earned in 2000 from the University of Missouri-Kanas City. During the following five years, Dr. Choi was an assistant professor at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Dr. Choi has taught at Park University since 2006. Dr. Choi has integrated her international background and experiences into her professional activities including program development and field-based pedagogical practices, and continuously serves professional communities on a national and international level.
Grounded in the belief that education has the power to transform our lives and our society, Amber Dailey- Hebert is an internationally recognized leader in promoting innovation in higher education. Her work directly impacts adult learners as a Full Professor at Park University, and has extended to academic leadership roles as a Department Chair, Program Coordinator, Associate Dean, and as the Founding & Executive Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, which serves over 1600 full and part-time faculty around the world. In addition, Dr. Dailey-Hebert is a prolific researcher and collaborator, publishing multiple textbooks, peer reviewed journal articles, serving as editor of peer reviewed journals, and winning awards for her scholarship and pioneering efforts in problem-based learning and service learning in the online, hybrid & face-to-face environments.
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