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Usability and Sense of Presence in Virtual Worlds for Distance Education: A Case Study with Virtual Reality Experts

Topics: Active Learning; Course Design and E-Learning Curriculae; Distance Education; eLearning Case Studies; e-Learning Hardware and Software; e-Learning Platforms, Portals; Immersive Learning; Instructional Design; Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training & Development; Virtual and Augmented Learning Environments ; Virtual Labs and Virtual Classrooms; Vocational Training

Authors: Aliane Krassmann 1 ; Alex Mazzuco 1 ; Miguel Melo 2 ; Maximino Bessa 3 and Magda Bercht 1

Affiliations: 1 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil ; 2 INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal ; 3 INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-758-417-6

Keyword(s): Usability, Sense of Presence, Virtual Reality, Virtual Worlds, Distance Education.

Abstract: This case study presents a virtual reality experts’ evaluation of a desktop-based virtual world developed towards distance education, under the perspectives of usability and sense of presence, which are considered factors that can potentially influence learning outcomes. Among the results, data from usability and sense of presence were positively correlated. The sense of presence was achieved, with participants losing track of time while performing the activity. Experts agreed that the virtual world is easy to use and can prepare students for the real-world task. The findings outline positive and negative points that must be addressed in order to optimize the experience of distance education students.

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Krassmann, A.; Mazzuco, A.; Melo, M.; Bessa, M. and Bercht, M. (2020). Usability and Sense of Presence in Virtual Worlds for Distance Education: A Case Study with Virtual Reality Experts.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 155-162. DOI: 10.5220/0009350401550162

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title={Usability and Sense of Presence in Virtual Worlds for Distance Education: A Case Study with Virtual Reality Experts},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
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JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Usability and Sense of Presence in Virtual Worlds for Distance Education: A Case Study with Virtual Reality Experts
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Krassmann, A.
AU - Mazzuco, A.
AU - Melo, M.
AU - Bessa, M.
AU - Bercht, M.
PY - 2020
SP - 155
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DO - 10.5220/0009350401550162

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