The VRSciT project (2020-1-PT01-KA204-078597) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Analysis of Use of Virtual Reality Technologies in History Education: A Case Study

Study Field
Culture and tourism, Special Needs, Science Communication
Summary
This study aimed to determine general opinions of undergraduate students about virtual reality technologies and the use of virtual reality glasses in history education and to determine their suggestions in this subject. Sampling was created by selecting 25 undergraduate students according to their study field. Data was collected based on interviews and analyzed using the content analysis method.
Innovative VR tools and techniques
-The feeling of reality and being present in the location, which were caused by virtual reality implementations, were among the factors that affected participants and increased their interest in the course.
- Virtual reality implementations were thought to be technologies that could enable the individuals, especially those with disabilities or different inadequacies (i.e. financial, time etc.), to actively obtain experiences.
VR in education
-VR could provide equal opportunity in terms of education (access to knowledge.)
-Participants were requested to make a comparison between the content provided in classrooms, i.e. image and video, and the contents provided in VR environments. In this context, it was emphasized that VR environments could create more engaging learning environments compared to other learning environments.
- The content provided in VR environments was exciting and this condition increased participants’ desire to go and be present in the actual location.
Reference
G. Yildirim, M. Elban, S. Yildirim (2018) Analysis of Use of Virtual Reality Technologies in History Education: A Case Study, Asian Journal of Education and Training, Vol. 4(2), pp. 62-69.

The VRSciT Project

The VRSciT project (2020-1-PT01-KA204-078597) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.