Virtual Reality Pedagogical Considerations in Learning Environments, Chapter 2

Student-Centered Virtual Learning Environments in Higher Education is a collection of innovative research that focuses on connecting contextual analyses of student-focused online instruction with quality assurance principles to improve higher education. Highlighting a range of topics including instructional design, professional development, and student engagement, this book is ideally designed for educators, software developers, instructional designers, educational administration, academicians, and students seeking current research on emerging principles and practices related to designing, implementing, and evaluating virtual teaching and learning.


New virtual reality (VR) educational applications are available in the electronic marketplaces almost daily but seldom include pedagogies, materials, recommendations, or insights for adapting or implementing the applications into existing curricula. VR educational applications are most frequently built on student-centered models including experiential, discovery, situated cognition, and constructivism pedagogies. Educators must recognize and support the pedagogical orientations of VR applications to prepare and consider, apply and integrate, and assess, evaluate, and adjust a potentially productive practice that distinguishes different strategies to support student-centered learning.

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Book Chapter
Gerald Olivas, Elizabeth Johnston, Patricia Steele, Liston Bailey, and Cassandra Smith
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Student-Centered Virtual Learning Environments in Higher Education, Research Essentials Collection, IGI Global Disseminator of Knowledge
October, 2018
October, 2018
October, 2018
Chapter 2
250 pages total for book
IGI Global Disseminator of Knowledge
Date Published: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
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Hershey, PA 17033, USA
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ISBN10: 1522557695
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ISBN13: 9781522557692
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5769-2
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EISBN13: 9781522557708
Marius Boboc and Selma Koc
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