Designing, Deploying, and Evaluating Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education

Designing, Deploying, and Evaluating Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education

Gokce Akcayir (University of Alberta, Canada) and Carrie Demmans Epp (University of Alberta, Canada)
Projected Release Date: October, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799850434|ISBN10: 1799850439|EISBN13: 9781799850441|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5043-4


Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) provide flexibility in education and have become widely used for the promotion of multimedia learning. This use coincides with mobile devices becoming prevalent, VR devices becoming more affordable, and the creation of user-friendly software that allows the development of AR/VR applications by non-experts. However, because the integration of AR and VR into education is a fairly new practice that is only in its initial stage, these processes and outcomes need to be improved.

Designing, Deploying, and Evaluating Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education is an essential research book that presents current practices and procedures from different technology-implementation stages (design, deployment, and evaluation) to help educators use AR/VR applications in their own teaching practices. The book provides comprehensive information on AR and VR applications in different educational settings from various perspectives including but not limited to mobile learning, formal/informal learning, and integration strategies with practical and/or theoretical implications. Barriers and challenges to their implementation that are currently faced by educators are also addressed. This book is ideal for academicians, instructors, curriculum designers, policymakers, instructional designers, researchers, education professionals, practitioners, and students.

Topics Covered

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

  • Assessment
  • Cognition
  • Educational Environments
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Instructional Design
  • K-12 Education
  • Learner Achievement
  • Multimedia Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Virtual Reality

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Carrie Demmans Epp joined the University of Alberta as an assistant professor in 2018. She teaches courses on HCI and the use of AI in educational applications. Carrie completed her postdoctoral research at the Learning Research and Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh. Before moving to Pittsburgh, Carrie held Weston and Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships. She was also a visiting researcher with the Open Learner Models at Birmingham group (UK) and the Graduate School of Language, Communication, and Culture at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. She earned her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she developed an adaptive mobile-assisted language-learning tool and explored its use. While earning her MSc at the University of Saskatchewan, Carrie integrated her undergraduate studies in Russian and Computer Science by building an adaptive pronunciation tutor that supported student motivation.